Neurosyphilis during the AIDS epidemic, San Francisco, 1985-1992.

  title={Neurosyphilis during the AIDS epidemic, San Francisco, 1985-1992.},
  author={Jennifer M. Flood and Hillard S. Weinstock and M E Guroy and Lydia Bayne and Roger Simon and Gail A. Bolan},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={177 4},
To investigate the epidemiology and clinical spectrum of neurosyphilis in a population with high rates of coexisting syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, a retrospective analysis of cases in all San Francisco hospitals from 1985 to 1992 was conducted. Neurosyphilis was defined by a newly reactive cerebrospinal fluid VDRL; 117 patients with neurosyphilis were identified. The median age was 39 years, 91% were male, 74 (63%) were white, and 75 (64%) were HIV-infected. Thirty… CONTINUE READING
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