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Title: Medial medullary stroke due to neurosyphilis in a newly diagnosed HIV-positive man.
Authors: Katelaris, Anthea L
Janson, Sonja
Ramachandran, Prashanth
Spencer, Emma
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.
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Journal title: Internal medicine journal
Publication Date: 2018-08
Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1111/imj.13974
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