The re-emergence in Canada of meningovascular syphilis: 2 patients with headache and stroke

Asdaghi, Negar; Muayqil, Taim; Scozzafava, James; Jassal, Rajive; Saqqur, Maher; Jeerakathil, Thomas J.
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/5/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 12, p1699
Academic Journal
The article presents two cases of meningovascular syphilis in Canada. This highlights the patients' complaints of headache and stroke. Background of the patients' ailments were also considered with further findings on the neurologic examination that the two patients had undertaken. A call for physicians to be aware on the possible features of syphilis including prominent and persistent headaches and stroke that may suggest meningovascular syphilis is posted.


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