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.


Spinal Cord


Spinal cord


Mebrouk Y,Chraa M,McMaughey C,Kissani N




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  • Activities of daily living performed by individuals with SCI: relationships with physical fitness and leisure time physical activity.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES:To examine patterns of participation in activities of daily living (ADL) and fitness-related factors associated with these patterns among individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:Centre for Health Promotion and Rehabilitation at McMaster University, School of Kinesio...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hetz SP,Latimer AE,Ginis KA

    更新日期:2009-07-01 00:00:00

  • Fathering of a child with the assistance of electroejaculation in conjunction with intracytoplasmic sperm injection: case report.

    abstract::Ejaculatory failure and poor fertility are major problems for patients with spinal cord injury, who wish to father children. Artificial ejaculation in conjunction with assisted reproductive techniques has been proposed as a possible solution to this situation. In this paper, we presented the case of a tetraplegic man ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yamamoto M,Momose H,Yamada K

    更新日期:1997-03-01 00:00:00

  • Mid-term follow-up of patients with permanent sequel due to spinal cord ischemia after advanced endovascular therapy for extensive aortic disease.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Observational study. OBJECTIVES:Thoraco-abdominal endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (TAEVAR) can be used to treat patients with extensive and complex aortic disease, however, at the risk of spinal cord ischemia (SCI). The aim of this follow-up study was to evaluate the life satisfaction in patients with...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mehmedagic I,Jörgensen S,Acosta S

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Independent spinal cord atrophy measures correlate to motor and sensory deficits in individuals with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional descriptive analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and clinical outcome. OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to present anatomically consistent and independent spinal cord atrophy measures based on standard MRI material and analyze their specific relations to sensory and motor outco...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lundell H,Barthelemy D,Skimminge A,Dyrby TB,Biering-Sørensen F,Nielsen JB

    更新日期:2011-01-01 00:00:00

  • Patient participation in care and rehabilitation from the perspective of patients with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Qualitative method, semi-structured interviews. OBJECTIVES:The aim of the study was to explore the meaning of patient participation in care and rehabilitation from the perspective of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING:Post discharge community setting. METHODS:Semi-structured interviews were...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lindberg J,Kreuter M,Taft C,Person LO

    更新日期:2013-11-01 00:00:00

  • The short-term effect of hippotherapy on spasticity in patients with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Assessment of spasticity before and after hippotherapy treatment. OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the short-term effect of hippotherapy on spasticity of spinal cord injured patients (SCIs). SETTING:Swiss Paraplegic Centre, Nottwil. METHODS:32 patients with spinal cord injury with various degrees of spasticity had...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lechner HE,Feldhaus S,Gudmundsen L,Hegemann D,Michel D,Zäch GA,Knecht H

    更新日期:2003-09-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of rugby training on blood antioxidant defenses in able-bodied and spinal cord injured players.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:A cross-sectional study with comparison group. OBJECTIVES:To examine the effect of rugby training on the blood antioxidant capacity in able-bodied and wheelchair rugby players with tetraplegia. SETTING:Poland. METHODS:Four groups of subjects participated in the study: sedentary able-bodied males (group ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hübner-Woźniak E,Morgulec-Adamowicz N,Malara M,Lewandowski P,Okęcka-Szymańska J

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in Galicia, Spain: trends over a 20-year period.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Observational study with prospective and retrospective monitoring. OBJECTIVE:To describe the epidemiological and demographic characteristics of traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI), and to analyze its epidemiological changes. SETTING:Unidad de Lesionados Medulares, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Co...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Montoto-Marqués A,Ferreiro-Velasco ME,Salvador-de la Barrera S,Balboa-Barreiro V,Rodriguez-Sotillo A,Meijide-Failde R

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • Postural responses during falling with rapid reach-and-grasp balance reaction in patients with motor complete paraplegia.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:To investigate the kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic (EMG) aspects of postural control during falling with rapid reach-and-grasp balance reaction in thoracic cord-injured individuals wearing knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs). SETTING:Institutional Motion Analysis L...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lin KH,Lu TW,Hsu PP,Yu SM,Liao WS

    更新日期:2008-03-01 00:00:00

  • Patient experience survey in telemedicine for spinal cord injury patients.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Patient feedback study. OBJECTIVES:To measure how patients value the telemedicine consultation service at the National Spinal Injuries Centre over a period of 8 months. SETTING:United Kingdom (south of England). METHODS:Telephone survey conducted by an external surveyor who does not work in the departme...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yuen J,Thiyagarajan CA,Belci M

    更新日期:2015-04-01 00:00:00

  • Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Malaysian children with spina bifida.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE:To determine the prevalence and potential risk factors of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency among Malaysian children with spina bifida. SETTING:Four Malaysian tertiary hospitals. METHODS:Children with spina bifida were assessed for potential demographic, disease sev...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fong CY,Ong FN,Ong LC,Khoo TB,Lee ML

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Endoscopic management of urethral trauma in male spinal cord injury patients.

    abstract::Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with a neuropathic bladder are more prone to develop catheter-induced urethral trauma than occurs in the general population because many of the SCI patients are on indwelling urethral catheter drainage, or intermittent urethral catheterisation is performed either by them or by their c...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Vaidyanathan S,Krishnan KR,Soni BM

    更新日期:1996-11-01 00:00:00

  • Densitometric patterns of spinal cord injury associated bone loss.

    abstract::The purpose of the study was to use dual energy X-ray absorptiometry to measure bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine, the femoral neck, Ward's triangle, and the greater trochanter in 204 men (69 able-bodies controls and 135 spinal cord injured patients) stratified according to age (20-39, 40-59, and 60+ year...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Szollar SM,Martin EM,Parthemore JG,Sartoris DJ,Deftos LJ

    更新日期:1997-06-01 00:00:00

  • Comparative analysis of goal achievement during rehabilitation for older and younger adults with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To evaluate rehabilitation outcome in a representative sample of older and younger SCI patients. DESIGN:Case series, consecutive sample, survey. SETTING:Tertiary care, spinal cord injury unit (National Spinal Injuries Centre), Stoke Mandeville Hospital. PARTICIPANTS:One hundred and forty-seven male and 45 ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kennedy P,Evans MJ,Berry C,Mullin J

    更新日期:2003-01-01 00:00:00

  • Calcitonin gene-related peptide immunoreactivity in chronic human spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Histopathological study of the human spinal cord. SETTING:International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, Vancouver, BC, Canada. RATIONALE:In animals, primary dorsal root afferent fibers, which are immunoreactive for calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), sprout following spinal cord injury (SCI) int...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ackery AD,Norenberg MD,Krassioukov A

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00

  • Hypertension and antihypertensive treatment in veterans with spinal cord injury and disorders.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Hypertension (HTN) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a major cause of morbidity and mortality among people with spinal cord injury and disorders (SCI/D). Our study examined prevalence, associated factors, and pharmacological treatment of HTN in Veterans with SCI/D compared with a matche...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barry W,St Andre JR,Evans CT,Sabharwal S,Miskevics S,Weaver FM,Smith BM

    更新日期:2013-02-01 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

  • Lower urinary tract function in spinal cord-injured rats: midthoracic contusion versus transection.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To compare changes in lower urinary tract (LUT) function with modifications in pathways that regulate LUT function using two different animal models (incomplete and complete) of spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS:Female Sprague-Dawley rats were used. SCI was made at Th8/9 by a contusion injury (contusion, n=...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mitsui T,Murray M,Nonomura K

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • Investigating comparability of quantitative computed tomography with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry in assessing bone mineral density of patients with chronic spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Psychometric study using retrospectively collected data. OBJECTIVES:We investigated the comparability of quantitative computed tomography (qCT) in assessing bone mineral density (BMD) with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). We evaluated how well previously suggested normal values for spinal Hounsfiel...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Haghighat Khah HR,Moradi N,Taheri T,Sanei Taheri M,Rayegani SM

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Mobility of the spine after spinal surgery in acute spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective study of mobility of the spine. OBJECTIVES:To study the relation between mobility of the spine, operation and length of surgical stabilisation. SETTING:The National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, UK. METHOD:Questionnaires were sent to 99 consecutive acute tra...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wang D,Bergström E,Clarke M,Henderson N,Gardner B

    更新日期:2003-11-01 00:00:00

  • The prevalence of scoliosis within Belgian myelomeningocele population and the correlation with ambulatory status and neurological comorbidities: a chart audit.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective chart audit. OBJECTIVES:Firstly determining the prevalence of scoliosis in myelomeningocele (MMC) patients of the University Hospitals Leuven. Secondly analyzing whether there are differences concerning distribution of radiological level, ambulatory status, hydrocephalus, tethered cord, and ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Heyns A,Negrini S,Jansen K,Moens P,Schelfaut S,Peers K,Kiekens C

    更新日期:2021-01-25 00:00:00

  • Attentional requirements of postural control in people with spinal cord injury: the effect of dual task.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:To investigate the attentional requirements for maintaining standing balance in people with spinal cord injury (SCI) using a dual-task paradigm and to compare standing balance performance between SCI and able-bodied (AB) controls. SETTING:LaboratoryMethods:Nine adults wi...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tse CM,Carpenter MG,Liu-Ambrose T,Chisholm AE,Lam T

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

  • Long-term body-weight-supported treadmill training and subsequent follow-up in persons with chronic SCI: effects on functional walking ability and measures of subjective well-being.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Longitudinal, prospective within-subject design. OBJECTIVES:(1) To determine the effects of long-term body-weight-supported treadmill training (BWSTT) on functional walking ability and perceived quality of life in persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI), and (2) to investigate whether tra...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Hicks AL,Adams MM,Martin Ginis K,Giangregorio L,Latimer A,Phillips SM,McCartney N

    更新日期:2005-05-01 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

  • "Challenges and facilitators-navigating in the landscape of spinal cord injury neuropathic pain"-a qualitative study on the use of prescribed drugs.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:A qualitative study with an emergent design using semi-structured interviews in focus groups. OBJECTIVES:To explore the expectations, experiences and desires among individuals who are prescribed drugs for spinal cord injury (SCI) neuropathic pain (NP). SETTING:SCI rehabilitation centre. METHODS:Eighteen...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Norrbrink C,Sörling K,Hultling C,von Kieseritzky F,Wahman K

    更新日期:2020-09-25 00:00:00

  • Family caregivers of individuals with spinal cord injury: exploring the stresses and benefits.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Cross-sectional, focus group. OBJECTIVES:To explore positive and negative issues reported by family caregivers of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) to develop a relevant and valid tool to assess caregiver distress and benefit for this unique population. METHODS:Seventy-three family caregivers of peopl...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Charlifue SB,Botticello A,Kolakowsky-Hayner SA,Richards JS,Tulsky DS

    更新日期:2016-09-01 00:00:00

  • Systematic review of the effects of exercise therapy on the upper extremity of patients with spinal-cord injury.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To assess the effects of exercise therapy (ET) on motor control and functional ability of the upper extremity in patients with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS:An extensive systematic literature search in five databases was performed to identify clinical and (randomized) controlled trials, evaluati...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kloosterman MG,Snoek GJ,Jannink MJ

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Non-conventional hemostatic risk factors for coronary heart disease in individuals with spinal cord injury.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Review. OBJECTIVES:In subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI), there is strong evidence for platelet hyperactivity, which may stimulate atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD). The literature was reviewed. BACKGROUND:Individuals with SCI develop premature CHD. In addition to the conventional risk...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khan B,Bauman WA,Sinha AK,Kahn NN

    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

  • Prescription medication cost, insurance coverage, and cost-related nonadherence among people with spinal cord injury in Canada.

    abstract:STUDY DESIGN:Observational cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES:To describe the most common prescription medications used and the extent of out-of-pocket cost, insurance coverage, and cost-related nonadherence (CRNA) for those medications by people with spinal cord injury (SCI) in Canada. SETTING:Community in Canada. M...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gupta S,McColl MA,Smith K,Guilcher SJT

    更新日期:2020-05-01 00:00:00

  • T-cell predominant balanitis in a traumatic tetraplegic patient: a case report.

    abstract::T-cell predominant balanitis is described in a 38 year old uncircumcised tetraplegic man whose presenting feature was non-progressive red lesions over the inner prepuce and the glans penis without signs of infection, phimosis, or meatal stenosis. There was no regional lymphadenopathy. He was not exposed to any of the ...

    journal_title:Spinal cord

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Van Velzen D,Vaidyanathan S,Krishnan KR,Soni BM,Parsons KF

    更新日期:1996-04-01 00:00:00