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|dc.contributor.author||Birrell, Johanna M||en|
|dc.identifier.citation||This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.||en|
|dc.identifier.citation||Intern Med J. 2022 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/imj.15691.||en|
|dc.description.abstract||BACKGROUND: The Northern Territory (NT) of Australia is currently experiencing a syphilis epidemic. Neurosyphilis is commonly considered in the differential diagnosis for patients presenting with neurologic conditions such as dementia and stroke in the NT. AIMS: To explore the local epidemiologic, diagnostic and treatment complexities of neurosyphilis in the NT and produce a guideline for clinical practice. METHODS: A database search was undertaken and local and global neurosyphilis guidelines were analysed. A guideline was created based on findings of the critical review and consultation with local multi-disciplinary experts. RESULTS: Neurosyphilis is frequently encountered in the NT but studies suggest it is often under-treated. Dementia is the most common clinical presentation locally. Establishing a diagnosis of neurosyphilis is complex and requires stepwise evaluation of clinical, laboratory and radiological findings. CONCLUSIONS: A clinical guideline and algorithm have been developed for the diagnosis and management of patients with neurosyphilis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.||en|
|dc.title||'Neurosyphilis in the Northern Territory of Australia: a clinical guideline'.||en|
|dc.identifier.journaltitle||Internal medicine journal||en|
|dc.description.affiliation||Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Unit, PO Box 40596, Casuarina, NT, 0811, AUS.||en|
|dc.description.affiliation||Royal Darwin Hospital, Department of Medicine, Casuarina, AUS.||en|
|dc.description.affiliation||Northern Territory Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Unit, Casuarina, AUS.||en|
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