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2022 Sep 16

Medicine (Baltimore)



When modern diagnostics is challenged by a historical disease: A case report.


Jankowska M, Mross K, Pałczyński M, Machowska-Sempruch K, Bajer-Czajkowska A, Parczewski M, Masztalewicz M
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Sep 16; 101(37):e30586.
PMID: 36123886.


Syphilis is a bacterial, systemic infectious disease caused by Treponema pallidum spirochetes, which spread rapidly through the body affecting various organs. The term neurosyphilis (NS) refers to a CNS infection that can occur at any stage of the disease. The lack of a gold standard for the diagnosis of NS greatly hinders diagnosis, which must be based mainly on clinical assessment.