alexa Spinal syphilis: the problem of fluorescent treponemal antibody in the cerebrospinal fluid.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): John JF Jr, Cuetter AC

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Abstract Spinal manifestations of syphilis are now uncommon. Three adults with presumptive nontabetic spinal syphilis are presented. This paper should serve as a reminder to physicians that cases of late syphilis continue to occur and may be manifested as obscure spinal syndromes and be misdiagnosed unless the possibility of syphilis is constantly kept in mind. Some of the clinical dilemmas associated with the reactivity of fluorescent treponemal antibody in the cerebrospinal fluid are discussed,
This article was published in South Med J and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

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