Neurosyphilis in patients with AIDS

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 1997 May;7(2):215-21.


Syphilis has become much more prevalent because of the dramatic increase in immunocompromised patients. The increase in immunocompromised patients is mainly secondary to AIDS. This article is put forth to refamiliarize the reader with syphilis, specifically neurosyphilis. The neurologic symptomatology and neuroimaging characteristics are presented so that one can recognize the findings and consider the diagnosis of neurosyphilis when confronted with a patient with AIDS.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*
  • Brain / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Neurosyphilis / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed