• Meningovascular syphilis developed in a patient two years after the treatment of primary syphilis with a single intramuscular injection of 2.4 million units of penicillin G benzathine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Although it could not be established with certainty whether this infection represented a reinfection or a treatment failure, the case emphasizes the necessity for serologic follow-up examination in all patients treated for primary syphilis.
(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:139-140)
Moskovitz BL, Klimek JJ, Goldman RL, Fiumara NJ, Quintiliani R. Meningovascular Syphilis After 'Appropriate' Treatment of Primary Syphilis. Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(1):139-140. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340140141023