Syringomyelia associated with syphilitic spinal meningitis: real complication or possible association?


STUDY DESIGN:The study has been designed as a case report. OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study was to report a rare case of syringomyelia in a patient with syphilitic spinal meningitis. SETTING:The Neurology Department, University Hospital Mohamed VI Marrakesh, Morocco. CASE REPORT:A 40-year-old Moroccan male presented with the complaints of weakness of the lower extremities. Neurological examinations confirmed the motor dysfunction of the lower extremities and revealed a sensory loss to the T2-T4 dermatome. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan detected a hypointense signals on the T1 sequences and hyperintense signals on T2 in the cord extending from C7 to T4. The condition was diagnosed as dorsal syringmyelia. Blood and cerebrospinal fluid were positive for Venereal Disease Research Laboratory and Treponema pallidum hemagglutination tests. The patient was treated with intravenous penicillin therapy with a significant improvement in motor deficit. After 2 years, his neurological deficit was limited to a mild weakness of the distal right leg. CONCLUSION:A case of syphilitic spinal meningitis presenting with syringomyelia, and effectively treated with penicillin has been described.


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Spinal cord


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  • The characteristics of posttraumatic syringomyelia.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:To investigate the characteristics of posttraumatic symptomatic syringomyelia after spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Nottwil, Switzerland. METHODS:The patient database was screened for patients diagnosed with posttraumatic syringo...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Krebs J,Koch HG,Hartmann K,Frotzler A

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Electrophysiological changes in isolated spinal cord white matter in response to oxygen deprivation.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:In vitro studies using isolated guinea pig spinal cord white matter. OBJECTIVES:To determine whether lack of oxygen can cause irreversible impairment of electrical impulse conduction. SETTING:Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. METHODS:The hypoxic injur...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pryor J,Shi R

    更新日期:2006-11-01 00:00:00

  • Comparison of estimated energy requirements using predictive equations with total energy expenditure measured by the doubly labelled water method in acute spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Prospective, observational OBJECTIVES: To evaluate agreement between a reference method (doubly labelled water, DLW) of total energy expenditure (TEE) and published equations for estimating energy requirements in acute spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:Victoria, Australia METHODS: Twenty participants (18 ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Desneves KJ,Panisset MG,Rafferty J,Rodi H,Ward LC,Nunn A,Galea MP

    更新日期:2019-07-01 00:00:00

  • The effect from maximal bench press strength training on work economy during wheelchair propulsion in men with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To assess the effect from maximal bench press strength training (MST) on wheelchair propulsion work economy (WE). STUDY DESIGN:Pretest-posttest case-control group design. SETTING:St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, Norway. METHODS:Seventeen male individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) paraplegia were allocated...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tørhaug T,Brurok B,Hoff J,Helgerud J,Leivseth G

    更新日期:2016-10-01 00:00:00

  • Functional outcome of patients 12 and 48 weeks after acute traumatic tetraplegia and paraplegia: data analysis from 2004-2009.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:During the first rehabilitation of patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs), professional skills are learned, which can be objectified in an independent measurement score. The aims of this study were to record the skills of patients 12 and 48 weeks after acute trauma and perform an analysis of the...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Högel F,Mach O,Maier D

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Vitamin D, diet, and lifestyle in a chronic SCI population.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:Determine dietary, lifestyle, and clinical factors associated with plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels in persons with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Boston, MA. METHODS:174 participants completed food frequency and ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Koutrakis NE,Goldstein RL,Walia P,Polak MM,Lazzari AA,Tun CG,Hart JE,Garshick E

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • The feasibility of using auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure to treat obstructive sleep apnoea after acute tetraplegia.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:A prospective cohort with acute tetraplegia. OBJECTIVES:Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is common within weeks of tetraplegia. This study aimed at determining the feasibility of auto-titrating continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) to treat OSA after acute tetraplegia. SETTING:The Victorian Spinal Cor...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Berlowitz DJ,Spong J,Pierce RJ,Ross J,Barnes M,Brown DJ

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • Adenosine A1 receptor agonists reduce hyperalgesia after spinal cord injury in rats.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:An in vivo study using a spinal cord compression model in rats. OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the effect of adenosine on thermal hyperalgesia after spinal cord injury (SCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:After SCI, some patients suffer dysesthesia that is unresponsive to conventional treatments. We previously esta...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Horiuchi H,Ogata T,Morino T,Yamamoto H

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

  • Patient selection for an upper extremity neuroprosthesis in tetraplegic individuals.

    abstract::One hundred and twenty persons with new onset traumatic tetraplegia consecutively admitted to our rehabilitation service were screened for consideration for use of an upper extremity neuroprosthesis. Strict inclusion criteria allowed only for participation of patients with ASIA impairment scale A, B or C injuries at t...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Gorman PH,Wuolle KS,Peckham PH,Heydrick D

    更新日期:1997-09-01 00:00:00

  • Management of bowel dysfunction in the community after spinal cord injury: a postal survey in the Republic of Korea.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:A cross-sectional postal survey. OBJECTIVES:To describe defecation stimulation methods and their outcomes, and to investigate the impact of bowel dysfunction on the quality of life (QoL) in community-dwelling persons with spinal cord injury in South Korea. SETTING:Community-based, Korea. METHODS:A cross...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim JY,Koh ES,Leigh J,Shin HI

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • Pelvic organ prolapse and urogynecological assessment in women with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Observational cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:Due to weakened pelvic floor muscles, the risk of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) may increase after a spinal cord injury (SCI); hence, the aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of POP after SCI and to evaluate the need for urogynecological consult...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Elmelund M,Biering-Sørensen F,Bing MH,Klarskov N

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Spinal epidural cavernous haemangioma: a case report and review of literature.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:A case report of purely epidural cavernous haemangioma with MRI appearance and pathological features. OBJECTIVE:To present a rare case of extradural mass with differential diagnosis. SETTING:Delhi, India. METHOD:A 55-year-old man presented with progressive weakness and diminished sensation in both lower...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Goyal A,Singh AK,Gupta V,Tatke M

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • rTMS of the prefrontal cortex has analgesic effects on neuropathic pain in subjects with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation study. OBJECTIVES:The analgesic effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in chronic pain have been the focus of several studies. In particular, rTMS of the premotor cortex/dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (PMC/DLPFC) changes pain perception ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Nardone R,Höller Y,Langthaler PB,Lochner P,Golaszewski S,Schwenker K,Brigo F,Trinka E

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Management of patients with an incomplete cervical spinal cord injury.

    abstract::Forty-five patients with incomplete cervical spinal cord injuries were examined as to the mechanism of injury, neurological deficits in the initial stage and differences in treatment. Nineteen (42.2%) were treated non-surgically and 26 (57.8%) surgically. Their injuries could be divided into seven types of cervical sp...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Asazuma T,Satomi K,Suzuki N,Fujimura Y,Hirabayashi K

    更新日期:1996-10-01 00:00:00

  • Factors associated with acute and chronic pain following traumatic spinal cord injuries.

    abstract::Previous studies have estimated that between 25% and 45% of people with spinal cord injury report severe levels of chronic pain. Few studies have examined this longitudinally. This study examines the primary pain sites, intensity and variability of perceived pain in 76 patients, 6 weeks post injury and 45 patients fro...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Kennedy P,Frankel H,Gardner B,Nuseibeh I

    更新日期:1997-12-01 00:00:00

  • The impact of spinal cord injury on sexual function: concerns of the general population.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Secure, web-based survey. OBJECTIVES:Obtain information from the spinal cord injured (SCI) population regarding sexual dysfunctions, with the aim of developing new basic science and clinical research and eventual therapies targeting these issues. SETTING:Worldwide web. METHODS:Individuals 18 years or ol...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Anderson KD,Borisoff JF,Johnson RD,Stiens SA,Elliott SL

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Development of the spinal cord injury pressure sore onset risk screening (SCI-PreSORS) instrument: a pressure injury risk decision tree for spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Psychometric study based on retrospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE:Development of a pressure injury (PI) risk screening instrument for use during spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation. SETTING:Tertiary rehabilitation center. METHODS:Medical charts of 807 inpatients participating in SCI rehabilitati...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Delparte JJ,Flett HM,Scovil CY,Burns AS

    更新日期:2020-07-21 00:00:00

  • Health-related outcomes of people with spinal cord injury--a 10 year longitudinal study.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Longitudinal panel design over 10 years. OBJECTIVES:To describe the health outcomes for people with spinal cord injury and identify how indicators of health change over time. SETTING:Queensland, Australia. METHODS:A structured interview consisting of measures of perceived health, medical service utiliza...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dorsett P,Geraghty T

    更新日期:2008-05-01 00:00:00

  • Structural biomarkers in the cerebrospinal fluid within 24 h after a traumatic spinal cord injury: a descriptive analysis of 16 subjects.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES:To characterize the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of glial fibrillary acidic protein, neuron specific enolase (NSE), S-100β, tau and neurofilament heavy chain (NFH) within 24 h of an acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI), and to correlate these concentrat...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pouw MH,Kwon BK,Verbeek MM,Vos PE,van Kampen A,Fisher CG,Street J,Paquette SJ,Dvorak MF,Boyd MC,Hosman AJ,van de Meent H

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • Factors influencing specialized health care utilization by individuals with spinal cord injury: a cross-sectional survey.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional observational study using data from the second community survey of the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (Survey 2017) conducted between 03/2017 and 03/2018. OBJECTIVES:To identify facilitators of and barriers to utilizing SCI-specialized outpatient clinic and inpatient care by individ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ronca E,Scheel-Sailer A,Eriks-Hoogland I,Brach M,Debecker I,Gemperli A

    更新日期:2020-11-13 00:00:00

  • Cognitive appraisals, coping and quality of life outcomes: a multi-centre study of spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Longitudinal, multiple wave panel design. OBJECTIVES:To investigate the degree to which current thinking in terms of early appraisals and coping predicts adjustment and quality of life outcomes after spinal cord injury, and to what degree social and demographic variables are involved. SETTING:Data were a...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Kennedy P,Lude P,Elfström ML,Smithson E

    更新日期:2010-10-01 00:00:00

  • Correlation of diffusion tensor imaging and phase-contrast MR with clinical parameters of cervical spinal cord injuries.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:This is a cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:The goal of this study was to characterize the diffusion properties across segments of the spinal cord and peak cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) velocities in the stenotic spinal canal, and to determine the correlation between these properties and clinical and electrop...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kim SY,Shin MJ,Chang JH,Lee CH,Shin YI,Shin YB,Ko HY

    更新日期:2015-08-01 00:00:00

  • Social activity and relationship changes experienced by people with bowel and bladder dysfunction following spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Exploratory qualitative. OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to describe the experiences of bowel and bladder dysfunction on social activities and relationships in people with spinal cord injury living in the community. SETTING:People living with spinal cord injury experiencing bowel and bladder dysfunc...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Braaf S,Lennox A,Nunn A,Gabbe B

    更新日期:2017-07-01 00:00:00

  • Sex, support and society: a journey to reclaiming sexuality for individuals living with paraplegia in Cape Town, South Africa.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Qualitative descriptive study with inductive thematic content analysis. OBJECTIVES:To explore how individuals living with paraplegia in South Africa experience sex and intimacy and how they perceive the related health services and support they received whilst adapting to life post injury. SETTING:Communi...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thurston C,Blom L,Conradsson DM,Joseph C

    更新日期:2020-10-13 00:00:00

  • Serum hsCRP and visfatin are elevated and correlate to carotid arterial stiffness in spinal cord-injured subjects.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional comparison, control group. OBJECTIVES:To investigate the relationship between carotid arterial stiffness and circulating markers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in spinal cord-injured (SCI) subjects compared with able-bodied (AB) individuals. SETTING:University Research Laboratory, Unive...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: La Favor JD,Hollis BC,Mokshagundam SL,Olive JL

    更新日期:2011-09-01 00:00:00

  • The sensitivity of ultrasound screening examination in detecting heterotopic ossification following spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective chart review. OBJECTIVE:To analyze the role of sonography in detecting heterotopic ossification (HO) following spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:Department of Spinal Cord Injury and Department of General and Trauma Surgery, BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil Bochum, Ruhr University Bochum...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rosteius T,Suero EM,Grasmücke D,Aach M,Gisevius A,Ohlmeier M,Meindl R,Schildhauer TA,Citak M

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Earwax and level of paralysis.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Inception cohort. OBJECTIVES:The clinical impression that earwax is uncommonly frequent among spinal cord injury patients with high levels of paralysis was tested. SETTING:Veterans Administration Hospital, USA. METHODS:A cohort of 15 chronically paralyzed patients, motor complete, living as residents in...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Frisbie JH,Zahn EH

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • Spinal extradural cysticercosis: a case report.

    abstract::An extremely rare case of extradural spinal cysticercosis in an adult male is presented. The patient had evidence of extradural granulation tissue with associated destruction of C4 and C5 pedicles and laminae, causing tetraparesis. Histopathological examination revealed evidence of a degenerated cysticercal cyst with ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mohanty A,Das S,Kolluri VR,Das BS

    更新日期:1998-04-01 00:00:00

  • Patellar tendon reflex as a predictor of improving motor paralysis in complete paralysis due to cervical cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE:We have encountered several cases of complete sensorimotor paralysis in which patellar tendon reflex (PTR) was demonstrated approximately 3 days after injury and improvement of motor paralysis was subsequently achieved. We considered that PTR apparent in the early stage af...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morishita K,Kasai Y,Ueta T,Shiba K,Akeda K,Uchida A

    更新日期:2009-08-01 00:00:00

  • Cardiac parasympathetic activity and ventricular diastolic interactions in individuals with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cohort cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE:To investigate the relationship between cardiac vagal activity and left ventricular filling at rest and during vagal stimulation, via the cold face test (CFT), in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:University-based laboratory at Brock University, St...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sharif H,Wainman L,O'Leary D,Ditor D

    更新日期:2019-05-01 00:00:00