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MRI of Neurosyphilis Presenting as Mesiotemporal Abnormalities: a Case Report

By Yu Mi Jeong, Hee Young Hwang and Hyung Sik Kim

Abstract

The high signal intensities in bilateral mesiotemporal lobes on T2-weighted images are typical findings of herpes encephalitis or paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis. We report a case of neurosyphilis with mesiotemporal involvement on MRI. Positive antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid confirmed the diagnosis. The results suggest that neurosyphilis should be considered when MRI results indicate mesiotemporal abnormalities

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: The Korean Society of Radiology
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2672188
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