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dc.contributor.authorBirrell, Johanna Men
dc.contributor.authorLowe, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorGunathilake, Manojien
dc.contributor.authorKrause, Vickien
dc.identifier.citationThis article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.en
dc.identifier.citationIntern Med J. 2022 Jan 9. doi: 10.1111/imj.15691.en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: 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.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleInternal medicine journalen
dc.description.affiliationNorthern Territory Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Unit, PO Box 40596, Casuarina, NT, 0811, AUS.en
dc.description.affiliationRoyal Darwin Hospital, Department of Medicine, Casuarina, AUS.en
dc.description.affiliationNorthern Territory Centre for Disease Control, Public Health Unit, Casuarina, AUS.en
local.issue.number1445-5994 (Electronic)-
local.issue.number1444-0903 (Linking)-
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