• Bodo Kress
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Since 1980 the incidence of syphilis has continuously increased. In the same way also an increase of neurolues is registered. Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of neurolues affects in stage III the central nervous system. Neurolues can take a serious course with a granulomatous or vasculitis form. Magnetic resonance imaging is able to detect both forms, but mostly usually allows no specific diagnosis.


Lyme Disease Takayasu Arteritis Brain Infarction Moyamoya Disease Craniocervical Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department NeuroradiologyCentral Institute of Radiology and NeuroradiologyFrankfurtGermany

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