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Revista Medica Herediana

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ZEGARRA, Jaime  and  CHIRINOS, Jesús. Tertiary Syphilis: a case Report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 1999, vol.10, n.2, pp.83-85. ISSN 1018-130X.

A 48 year-old male presented with a 6 month history of a dementia syndrome, memory deficit, impairment of judgement, and right sligth hemiplegia, and sexual promiscuity. ELISA for HIV was negative; the VDRL and FTA-abs for syphilis were positive (1/8 and 3+ respectively); VDRL int the CSF was positive (1/8) making the diagnosis of neurological syphilis. In addition, significant NMR images are presented. The patient received penicilin I.V. with clinical, neurological and radiological improvement. ( Rev Med Hered 1999; 10:83-8 ).

Keywords : Neurological syphilis.

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