Syphilitic Meningitis testsSyphilitic Meningitis
Tests could include:
- Neurological Examination
- History and Physical Exam
- Diagnostic Spinal Tap
- VDRL Test
- Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody Absorption (FTA-ABS) Test
- Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test
- Computed Tomography (CT) of Head
- Serologic Test for Syphilis
- Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Spinal Tap
- Cerebral Angiography
The venereal disease research laboratory (VDRL) test is designed to assess whether or not you have syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection. Instead of testing for the bacteria that causes syphilis, the VDRL test checks for antibodies to this ba...
Your body's immune system produces proteins known as antibodies when harmful substances are detected. These harmful substances, called antigens, take many forms, including parasites, viruses, fungi, and bacteria. The FTA-ABS blood test (fluorescen...
A rapid plasma regain (RPR) test is a blood test used to screen patients for syphilis. It works by detecting the antibodies that the body produces to fight the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that can be fatal if left untre...
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a way of looking for conditions that affect the brain and spine. It is a series of laboratory tests performed on a sample of CSF. CSF is the clear fluid that cushions and delivers nutrients to the central nerv...
A CSF smear is part of a series of laboratory tests performed on samples of a patient’s cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). A CSF smear is often combined with a CSF Gram stain to diagnose certain infectious diseases of the central nervous system. T...
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses, and an EEG can be used to help detect problems associated with this activity.
Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of twenty different kinds of epilepsy. It is characterized by recurring seizures that stem from the medial or lateral temporal lobes of the brain.
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
A lumbar puncture is a medical procedure usually performed to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. The procedure is sometimes referred to as a spinal tap.
Cerebral angiography is a diagnostic test that can help your doctor find blockages in the blood vessels of your head and neck. These blockages can lead to a stroke or aneurysm. The doctor uses a catheter—a long, flexible tube—and an ex...