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Fourteen percent of all ischemic strokes occur in young patients (< 45 years). One of the causes of ischemic stroke in young patients is the isolated cerebral arteritis related to a neuroinfection. The author describes a clinical case of ischemic stroke in a young patient with neurosyphilis. Diagnosis of syphilis was confirmed by laboratory investigations; liquor tests and clinical data allowed to put a diagnosis of meningovascular syphilis. Timely diagnostics and treatment of syphilitic infection are helpful in avoiding progression of neurosyphilis, including its parenchymal forms.

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Yu. V. Eliseev

Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (MONIKI)

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Junior Research Fellow, Department of Neurology

Russian Federation


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