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Criteria for Asymptomatic Neurosyphilis in HIV-Infected Patient

Purpose:

To identify an HIV-patient with syphilis who has asymptomatic neurosyphilis based on the criteria of Ghanem et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

A52.2, B20.1

Description:

Ghanem et al listed criteria the diagnosis of asymptomatic neurosyphilis in an HIV-infected patient with syphilis. Early diagnosis and therapy are important to prevent late sequelae. The authors are from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

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