Journal Article

Neurosyphilis Presenting as Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

Illya Szilak, Francisco Marty, Joseph Helft and Ruy Soeiro

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 7, pages 1108-1109
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319598
Neurosyphilis Presenting as Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

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We report the case of a 55-year-old man with neurosyphilis that presented with features of herpes simplex encephalitis. Neurosyphilis is easily diagnosed and treated and should be included in the differential diagnosis of herpes simplex encephalitis.

Journal Article.  637 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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