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Title: [Epidemiological and clinical aspects of neurosyphilis in Morocco]
Authors: Yahyaoui, M.
Serragui, S.
Regragui, W.
Errguig, L.
Mouti, O.
Benomar, A.
Chkili, T.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: French
Abstract: Neurosyphilis accounts for 56%-70% of all visceral syphilis and is a complication in 5%-10% of cases of untreated syphilis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological aspects and clinical presentations of neurosyphilis in Morocco through a series of 201 patients attending the Centre for Neurological Services at the university hospital in Rabat between 1986 and 1997. The mean age of the patients was 41.26 [SD 9.23] years [range: 17-70 years]; the majority [91%] were male. The incidence of neurosyphilis in Morocco is high. From 31 cases per year in 1985, it has fallen since 1990 to reach 10 cases in 1997. Among the different clinical presentations recorded, chronic meningoencepahalitis was the commonest, followed by meningovasculitis, tabes dorsalis and optic atrophy
Description: 470-477
Keywords: Age Distribution
Chronic Disease
Incidence
Neurosyphilis
Sex Distribution
Tabes Dorsalis
Subject: Neurosyphilis
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116968
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1103/11_3_2005_470_477.pdf
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