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Cerebral syphilitic gumma: a case report and review of the literature.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurological Sciences
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Volume
33
Issue
5
Pages
1179–1181
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10072-011-0878-8
Source
Kesari Lab
License
Unknown

Abstract

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.

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