Acute syphilitic meningitis in an HIV-infected patient

Alex Wagemakers, Dagmar Hepp, Joep Killestein, Laura Peferoen, Wim Ang

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We present a case of acute syphilitic meningitis in a 28-year old HIV-infected patient, presenting with a seizure. MRI revealed a meningeal lesion with cortical involvement, and the patient described previous treatment for syphilis. Final diagnosis was established by PCR and spirochete staining on a brain biopsy, upon which the patient was successfully treated with benzylpenicillin.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00423
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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