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For sen behandling af neurosyfilis kan få alvorlige konsekvenser

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Jacob Tolstrup1, 2, 3, Christina Alette Banzhaf2 & Terese Lea Katzenstein3
1) Checkpoint, AIDS-Fondet, København2) Dermato-venerologisk Afdeling og Videncenter for Sårheling, Bispebjerg og Frederiksberg Hospital3) Infektionsmedicinsk Klinik, Rigshospitalet

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V11180777

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Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V11180777

Jacob Tolstrup, Christina Alette Banzhaf &
Terese Lea Katzenstein:

Early treatment of neurosyphilis is crucial

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V11180777

This case report of a 36-year-old man, who had sex with men, illustrates, that early identification and diagnosis of neurosyphilis are crucial. Neurosyphilis, being a rare complication of syphilis, is associated with a high risk of severe neurological symptoms such as cranial nerve dysfunction, acute or chronic altered mental status and auditory abnormalities. Treatment with recommended antibiotic regimens can effectively cure neurosyphilis, though the risk of sequelae remains.

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