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|Title:||Medial medullary stroke due to neurosyphilis in a newly diagnosed HIV-positive man.|
|Authors:||Katelaris, Anthea L|
|Citation:||Internal medicine journal 2018-08; 48(8): 992-995|
|Abstract:||This case report presents the clinical record of a 37-year-old man who presented with a dense right hemiplegia, found to be caused by a left medial medullary stroke. The cause of the stroke was unclear, and bacterial endocarditis was initially suspected. However, he was ultimately found to have neurosyphilis on a background of undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus and was treated with benzylpenicillin. This case report reviews the diagnosis of neurosyphilis and highlights the importance of considering neurosyphilis as a rare but important cause of stroke, especially given the increasing prevalence of syphilis in Australia.|
|Click to open Pubmed Article:||https://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed//30133989|
|Journal title:||Internal medicine journal|
|Appears in Collections:||(a) NT Health Research Collection|
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