A patient of moyamoya syndrome associated with HIV and neurosyphilis coinfection
Yuan Sui, MD 1 ,
1 Shuang Ho Hospital,Ministry of Health and Welfare
Li Kai Huang , MD
Shuang Ho Hospital,Ministry of Health and Welfare
We presented a patient with neurosyphilis and HIV co-infection, associated with recurrent infarcts over right middle cerebral artery and left posterior cerebral artery territory infarcts within a two-year interval, and an incident finding of moyamoya-like vasculopathy.
There are several acquired differential diagnosis of moyamoya disease. Including autoimmune vasculitis, hematologic conditions , delayed complications of cranial irradiation, viral or bacterial infections . However, viral infections such as VZV and HIV vasculopathy may be easily overlooked. Therefore, we launched a question: In the era of advanced public health politics and prevalent antimicrobials. Could we still underestimated the significance of sex-transmitted disease on the central nervous system ?