Cochleovestibular Deficit as First Manifestation of Syphilis in a HIV-Infected Patient

Weder, Stefan; Senn, Pascal; Caversaccio, Marco; Vibert-Mennet, Dominique (2013). Cochleovestibular Deficit as First Manifestation of Syphilis in a HIV-Infected Patient. Case reports in neurology, 5(1), pp. 62-67. Karger 10.1159/000350574

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We report the detailed documented case of a 57-year-old homosexual HIV-positive man with bilateral cochleovestibular deficits as a first symptom of syphilis infection in early stage II disease. As a morphological substrate, a strong enhancement of both inner ears and vestibulocochlear nerves were found on gadolinium-enhanced MR scans. The serological tests identified an active infection with Treponema pallidum. After a high-dose treatment with penicillin G and prednisolone, the auditory and vestibular functions and the MR morphology of the vestibulocochlear nerves and inner ears on both sides returned to normal.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Weder, Stefan; Senn, Pascal; Caversaccio, Marco and Vibert-Mennet, Dominique

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1662-680X

Publisher:

Karger

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Kompis

Date Deposited:

07 Mar 2014 10:20

Last Modified:

02 Oct 2019 09:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1159/000350574

PubMed ID:

23626567

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cochleovestibular deficit, HIV, Neurosyphilis

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43526

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