Neurosyphilis presenting as herpes simplex encephalitis

Illya Szilak, Francisco Marty, Joseph Helft, Ruy Soeiro

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1108-1109
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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