Limbic Encephalitis Caused By Neurospyhilis in a HIV-Positive Male: Case Report and Review
Received Date: Apr 11, 2014 / Accepted Date: Jun 04, 2014 / Published Date: Jun 12, 2014
Neurosyphilis can present with a wide range of different presentations. For this reason, it has been called the “the great imitator”. Limbic encephalitis mimicking HSV encephalitis is an under recognized manifestation of neurosyphilis. Co-infection with HIV may alter the course of neurosyphilis and cause more atypical and aggressive presentations to occur. The author presents a case of mesial temporal encephalitis caused by neurosyphilis in a man with concomitant HIV infection. A review of the literature shows that this is not a sparse presentation of neurosyphilis. The pathophysiology and clinical implications are reviewed.
Keywords: Syphilis; Neurosyphilis; Encephalitis; HIV; PLEDs; Mesial temporal lobe; Limbic; Amnesia
Citation: Kader T Abdele Rahman, Goran Rakocevic (2014) Limbic Encephalitis Caused By Neurospyhilis in a HIV-Positive Male: Case Report and Review . J Neuroinfect Dis 5:160.
Copyright: © 2014 Kader T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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