Assessing cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities in neurosyphilis patients without human immunodeficiency virus infection.

@article{Liu2013AssessingCF,
  title={Assessing cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities in neurosyphilis patients without human immunodeficiency virus infection.},
  author={Li-li Liu and Hui-lin Zhang and Song-Jie Huang and Long Liu and Man-li Tong and Li-Rong Lin and Yu-Yan Chen and Ya Xi and Xiao-Jing Guo and Ya-feng Zhang},
  journal={International immunopharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          1120-4
        }
}
Neurosyphilis (NS) caused by Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) subspecies pallidum, can affect the central nervous system during any stage of the disease. To assess several laboratory parameters for NS diagnosis, we performed a case control study on 42 hospitalized NS patients negative for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and 40 syphilis/non-NS patients, excluding NS patients at Xiamen Zhongshan Hospital from June 2010 to June 2011. Multivariate logistic regression model showed that the… CONTINUE READING