meningovascular syphilis


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me·nin·go·vas·cu·lar syph·i·lis

a rare manifestation of secondary or tertiary syphilis characterized by mild, nonsuppurative, chronic inflammation of the leptomeninges and an intracranial or spinal angiitis.

meningovascular syphilis

A form of neurosyphilis in which the meninges and vascular structures of the brain and spinal cord are involved. It may be localized or general.
Synonym: meningovascular neurosyphilis
See also: syphilis
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Chichkova, "Meningovascular syphilis: revisiting an old adversary," Practical Neurology, pp.
Within five to ten years of an untreated initial infection, patients can develop meningovascular syphilis. Such progression results in symptoms such as vertigo, insomnia, personality changes, loss of consciousness, and possible seizures.
Meningovascular syphilis occurs due to involvement of blood vessels in the subarachnoid space resulting in arteritis, leading to thrombosis, infarction and ischemia.