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Stroke secondary to syphilis

  • Alternative Names

    Syphilitic stroke


    For stroke treatment, see the article on stroke.

    Antibiotics are used in high doses to treat the syphilis infection. Pain killers may be needed to control severe headaches.

    Support Groups

    Expectations (prognosis)

    The outcome depends on the extent of damage to the brain, the presence of other complications of late syphilis, and other factors.

    Calling your health care provider

    Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if you have any symptoms of a stroke.