meningovascular syphilis


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meningovascular syphilis

[mə‚niŋ·gə′vas·kyə·lər ′sif·ə·ləs]
(medicine)
Syphilis of the central nervous system involving the formation of gummas of the leptomeninges and endarteritis of cerebral vessels.
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A case of meningovascular syphilis affecting the posterior circulation," Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, vol.
(5,6) Neurosyphilis may be asymptomatic or symptomatic, manifesting in the latter as syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, or parenchymatous neurosyphilis.
How HIV may affect the course and treatment of syphilis * Higher RPR or T pallidum hemagglutination assay titer * False-negative syphilis serology * More frequent prozone phenomenon (* 68) * Higher rate of asymptomatic primary syphilis (66-68) * Multiple or deeper chancres during primary syphilis (69) * Overlap of primary- and secondary-stage features of syphilis (66,68) * Shorter latency period before meningovascular syphilis * Increased rate of early neurologic and ophthalmic involvement (66,68) * More rapid progression to tertiary manifestations (69) * Reduced efficacy of standard therapy for early syphilis ([dagger] 66) * More frequent relapse ([dagger] 68,70) * Delayed normalization of CSF values after treatment (69) Adapted from Pialoux et al.