The Man Who Could Not Walk: Neurosyphilis 2005
Stephen Clarke, MD, FRCPC (1), Muhammad Morshed, PhD (2), Hugh D. Jones, MD (3), Val Montessori, MD, FRCPC (4)
1: Division of Neurology, Dept. of Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital. 2: Laboratory Medicine, BC Center for Disease Control. 3: Division of STD/AIDS Control, BC Center for Disease Control. 4: Division of Infection Diseases, Department of Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
20 April 2005
Grand Rounds, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.
50 minutes duration.
- Review a case presentation of neurosyphilis
- Recognize the history, microbiology, and varied clinical presentations of neurosyphilis
- Review appropriate laboratory investigations for syphilis and neurosyphilis, and understand the laboratory limitations
- Understand the treatment of various types of syphilis, the approach to Pen-allergic patients, and required follow-up