Neurosyphilis as a cause of facial and vestibulocochlear nerve dysfunction: MR imaging features.

@article{Smith2000NeurosyphilisAA,
  title={Neurosyphilis as a cause of facial and vestibulocochlear nerve dysfunction: MR imaging features.},
  author={Michelle McKenzie Smith and Jim C Anderson},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={1673-5}
}
The prevalence of syphilis increased for several decades before the mid-1990s in the United States, particularly in the southern states. We report a case of neurosyphilis causing bilateral facial and vestibulocochlear nerve dysfunction in which the diagnosis was not initially suspected based on the patient's demographics and history. The MR imaging features helped to make the diagnosis in this case and to exclude other possible causes of multiple cranial nerve dysfunction in this patient… CONTINUE READING
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