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Year : 1975  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111--113

Syphilitic Amyotrophy

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P S Ranganathan

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Two cases of amyotrophy due to involvement of L3 root of cauda equina by syphilitic arachnoiditis among 67 cases of neuroshyphilis are presented. The muscular wasting with absence of sensory loss suggests a radiculir involvemenl Complete recovery following antisyphilitic treatment with long acting penicillin is emphasized.

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