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Secondary headache in secondary syphilis.
Headache. 2009 Mar; 49(3):457-60.H

Abstract

We describe a patient with a history of recurrent headaches who developed severe and persistent left fronto-orbital and vertex head pain, in conjunction with a maculopapular rash, and was subsequently diagnosed with secondary syphilis. With the incidence of syphilis recently on the rise, we suggest that secondary syphilis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any patient who presents with headache and a rash. Serologic screening tests for syphilis and a dermatology consultation should be obtained promptly for diagnostic confirmation and institution of treatment with antibiotics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences-Neurology, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19178573

Citation

Blitshteyn, Svetlana. "Secondary Headache in Secondary Syphilis." Headache, vol. 49, no. 3, 2009, pp. 457-60.
Blitshteyn S. Secondary headache in secondary syphilis. Headache. 2009;49(3):457-60.
Blitshteyn, S. (2009). Secondary headache in secondary syphilis. Headache, 49(3), 457-60. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2008.01295.x
Blitshteyn S. Secondary Headache in Secondary Syphilis. Headache. 2009;49(3):457-60. PubMed PMID: 19178573.
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