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Magnetic resonance angiography in meningovascular syphilis


Meningovascular neurosyphilis (MN) is an unusual cause of stroke in young adults. The clinical manifestations include prodromal symptoms weeks or months before definitive stroke. The diagnosis is based on clinical findings and examination of the serum and cerebrospinal fluid. We report a case of MN with basilar artery irregularities demonstrated by magnetic resonance angiography.

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Gállego, J., Soriano, G., Zubieta, J.L. et al. Magnetic resonance angiography in meningovascular syphilis. Neuroradiology 36, 208–209 (1994).

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Key words

  • Magnetic resonance angiography
  • Meningovascular neurosyphilis
  • Stroke in young people