Cerebral syphilitic gumma: a case report and review of the literature

@article{Li2011CerebralSG,
  title={Cerebral syphilitic gumma: a case report and review of the literature},
  author={Jing-cheng Li and Ali Mahta and Ryan Y. Kim and Marlon Garzo Saria and Santosh Kesari},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={1179-1181}
}
A 45-year-old male presented with subacute onset of a right-sided hemiparesis, right homonymous hemianopsia, and slurred speech. The brain imaging revealed two separate intraparenchymal enhancing lesions. The cerebrospinal fluid rapid plasma reagin and venereal disease research laboratory test were positive and consistent with syphilitic gumma, and the patient responded dramatically to penicillin G. Despite, currently low incidence of syphilis; CNS gummas should be in the differential of mass… CONTINUE READING
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