neurosyphilis


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neurosyphilis

[¦nu̇r·ō′sif·ə·ləs]
(medicine)
Syphilitic infection of the nervous system.
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Some characteristics of foreign vivax malaria induced in neurosyphilis patients.
neurosyphilis, but can also be secondary to microvasculopathy or HIV infection per se.
Early neurosyphilis affects one third or more people with primary syphilis.
Clinical suspicion and spinal fluid examination are keys to the diagnosis of neurosyphilis.
58) Third, a lower cost of neurosyphilis ($56,806 rather than $166,374) was applied, assuming that initial treatment would cost $4,857, long-term care would cost $51,949 and 25 years would elapse between infection and initial treatment.
Persons with neurosyphilis may need to be retested for up to two years after treatment.
Physicians treating patients with conditions such as neurosyphilis, congenital syphilis, invasive group A streptococcal disease, or leprosy may purchase intravenous penicillin G on an "urgent need" basis, said Elizabeth Wheeler, director of communications for Geneva Pharmaceuticals.
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) Opportunistic infections Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (subacute sponfiform encephalopathy) Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Post-encephalitic dementia Bechet's syndrome Herpes encephalitis Fungal meningitis or encephalitis Parasitic encephalitis Brain abcess Neurosyphilis (general paresis) Normal pressure hydrocephalus (communicating hydrocephalus of adults)
As late as 1975, when neurosyphilis had become almost extinct, doctors were treating neurosyphilis patients by injecting them with small doses of benign malaria before treating the resulting fever with drugs.
AIDS (Acquired Bacterial meningitis immuno-deficiency syndrome) Parasitic encephalitis Herpes encephalitis Neurosyphilis Fungal meningitis Behcet's syndrome
Donna Felsenstein and her colleaguesat Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston looked at four recent cases of neurosyphilis in men with antibodies to HIV--the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Penicillin G is the treatment of choice for congenital syphilis, neurosyphilis and prophylaxis of intrapartum group B streptococcus.