Revista Medica Herediana
ISSN 1018-130X versión impresa
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 ).
Palabras llave: Neurological syphilis.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Facultad de Medicina "Alberto Hurtado"
Av. Honorio Delgado 430 Urb. Ingenieria, San Martin de Porres
Lima 100 - Peru