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Cerebral syphilitic gumma: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22167653     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 45-year-old male presented with subacute onset of a right-sided hemiparesis, right homonymous hemianopsia, and slurred speech. The brain imaging revealed two separate intraparenchymal enhancing lesions. The cerebrospinal fluid rapid plasma reagin and venereal disease research laboratory test were positive and consistent with syphilitic gumma, and the patient responded dramatically to penicillin G. Despite, currently low incidence of syphilis; CNS gummas should be in the differential of mass lesions as they are eminently treatable.
Authors:
Jing-Cheng Li; Ali Mahta; Ryan Y Kim; Marlon Saria; Santosh Kesari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Daping Hospital, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, 400042, China.
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