Spirochetal antibodies in tropical spastic paraparesis: their significance.

@article{Morgan1993SpirochetalAI,
  title={Spirochetal antibodies in tropical spastic paraparesis: their significance.},
  author={O St C Morgan and Monica Fisher Smikle and Everard Barton and William A. Blattner},
  journal={Journal of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians : the official publication of the Association for Academic Minority Physicians},
  year={1993},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={59-61}
}
The prevalence of antibodies to Treponema pallidum and Borrelia burgdorferi was investigated in Jamaicans with tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP). A significantly higher prevalence of reactive serologic tests for syphilis (STS) was found in TSP patients (35.0%) when compared with controls (14.5%; P < .001). Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test titers less than 1:8 were obtained in 88.4% of reactive sera from patients and in all reactive sera of controls. The biologic false-positive… CONTINUE READING

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