neurosyphilis

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neurosyphilis

[¦nu̇r·ō′sif·ə·ləs]
(medicine)
Syphilitic infection of the nervous system.
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We know that patients with HIV and a CD4 count less than 350, or patients with HIV and syphilis and an RPR titer greater than or equal to 1:32, appear to he at increased risk of asymptomatic neurosyphilis. The problem is that in the antibiotic era we don't have any data to show that doing a lumbar puncture on these individuals ultimately improves their outcomes.

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