meningovascular neurosyphilis

meningovascular neurosyphilis
neurosyphilis at the stage of extensive meningeal involvement, secondarily investing and then occluding vessels in their course through the subarachnoid space, resulting in focal or widespread cerebrovascular disease. Called also meningovascular syphilis.

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