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J S C Med Assoc. 1998 Jul;94(7):315-7.

Neurosyphilis mimicking herpes simplex encephalitis.

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Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC, USA.

Abstract

We report the case of a 34-year old man who presented with confusion and temporal lobe symptoms and signs without motor neuron involvement, suggesting herpes simplex encephalitis, as a reminder to "think syphilis" in all patients with unexplained neurologic deficits.

PMID:
9689783
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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