|Title||Meningovascular Syphilis Presenting as a Brain Mass in an Immunocompetent Male.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Pham K, Gottesdiener L, Simon MS, Trzebucki A, Maldarelli GA, Cisse B, Lieberman J, DeHaan E, Pisapia D|
|Journal||Open Forum Infect Dis|
|Date Published||2021 Sep|
We present a case of a human immunodeficiency virus-negative man with syphilitic meningovascular disease with subjacent involvement of brain parenchyma leading to a mass-forming inflammatory lesion that was pathologically distinct from a typical gumma. Syphilis was diagnosed after tissue obtained from a brain biopsy demonstrated spirochetes consistent with and confirmed by 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing.
|Alternate Journal||Open Forum Infect Dis|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC8454516|
David Pisapia, M.D.