Man, 39, is diagnosed with syphilis in his EYES after going to hospital with a headache

The patient was treated at Sydney Eye Hospital in Australia and a doctor said his case was one of only three exactly like it which have been reported. (Pictured: A photo of the inside of his eye).
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En mann i 40-årene med akutt innsettende talevansker og ensidig lammelse. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2019 Dec 10;139(18): Authors: Jahr SH, Myro AZ, Vegge K, Campbell P Abstract BACKGROUND: Stroke has several causes and the diagnostic investigation can be challenging. Neurosyphilis occurs when Treponema pallidum infects the central nervous system, and is a rare cause of stroke. CASE PRESENTATION: A man in in his late forties with diabetes mellitus and overweight presented with headache, speech impairment and right-sided stroke symptoms. He also had cognitive impairment and psychiatric symptoms...
Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Ocular syphilis must be considered in at-risk groups, but systemic signs may precede vision changes. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and treatment with IV penicillin is effective. PMID: 31978289 [PubMed - in process]
Source: WMJ - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: WMJ Source Type: research
ConclusionsIdiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis, a rare inflammatory disease of the pituitary gland, is a diagnosis of exclusion for which both medical and surgical management are reported in the literature. We present a case of idiopathic granulomatous hypophysitis who was symptom free with no complications of hypopituitarism following its transsphenoidal resection after 9  months of follow-up.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We present a unique presentation of a co-infection by syphilis and parvovirus B19 sharing all the biological and histological features of proliferative lupus nephritis (LN). Patient concerns: We present a case of a 71-year-old Caucasian male returning from a trip to Asia presenting with nephrotic syndrome with antinuclear antibodies (ANA) positivity. Diagnoses: Because of nephrotic syndrome a kidney biopsy was performed. It demonstrated a membranous nephropathy with extracapillary proliferation and a full house pattern (presence of IgA, IgG, IgM and C1Q deposits) on immunofluorescence (IF), highly suggestive of LN cl...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract A 45-year-old man was admitted with severe headache and left-sided weakness, which worsened over 1 week. Brain imaging revealed a small lesion close to the sagittal sinus in the right frontal lobe with severe perilesional edema and showed enhancement on both CT and MRI obtained with contrast. Serological findings were positive for toluidine red unheated serum test (TRUST) positivity and Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay. The patient was first suspected of having a malignant brain tumor and subsequently received emergency craniotomy. Brain biopsy suggested a diagnosis of syphilitic cerebral g...
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusion: MSI provides a novel way to view retinal and choroidal abnormalities of uveitis, and may provide a supplemental method to morphological changes.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion In conclusion, aqueous extracts of C. ferruginea leaves showed antimicrobial activity due to the presence of hydroquinone and caffeic acid methyl ester. This supports its traditional use for infections and confirmed that the active molecules are water-soluble. Author Contributions KK, SP, LVP, and WL conceived and designed the experiments. SP, KK, M-RY, and J-GL performed the experiments. SP, LVP, WL, M-RY, J-GL, and Z-HJ analyzed the data. WL and Z-HJ contributed reagents, materials, and analysis tools. KK, SP, WL, M-RY, Z-HJ, and LVP contributed to the writing of the manuscript. All authors contributed to m...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: In HIV-infected patients, histological confirmation of cavernous sinus pathology is not readily available for various reasons. In resource-limited settings, one should first actively search for extracranial evidence of tuberculosis, lymphoma, syphilis and primary malignancy and manage appropriatel y. Only if such evidence is lacking should a referral for biopsy be considered.
Source: Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Category: African Health Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractNeurosyphilis (NS) has different clinical manifestations and can appear during any stage of syphilis. We aimed to identify the factors affecting poor outcome in NS patients. Patients with positive cerebrospinal fluid Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test, and positive serological serum treponemal or nontreponemal tests were classified as definite NS. The data of 141 patients with definite NS were submitted from 22 referral centers. Asymptomatic NS, syphilitic meningitis, meningovascular syphilis, tabes dorsalis, general paresis, and taboparesis were detected in 22 (15.6%), 67 (47.5%), 13 (9.2%), 10 (7%), 13 (9....
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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