|Title||Neurosyphilis and Lyme neuroborreliosis|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Dersch R, Singh AE|
|Journal||Curr Opin Neurol|
|Keywords||Lyme disease, Lyme neuroborreliosis, neurosyphilis, review|
The diagnosis of NS may be delayed due to a lack of specificity of findings, low suspicion for syphilis, and/or similarities in presentation to other diseases. A high index of suspicion for syphilis is required provide timely diagnosis and management of NS. Fortunately, penicillin remains the treatment of choice. Overdiagnosis and overtreatment in patients labelled as having Lyme disease can be avoided by an evidence-based approach towards diagnosis and treatment.