A STUDY OF THE SPINAL FLUID IN ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTY-NINE CASES OF SYPHILIS IN ALL STAGES

UDO J. WILE
1921 Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology  
of these studies showed that the invasion of the nervous system occurred extremely early, that it was frequently seriously involved without symptoms, and that serious involvement might escape detection unless the routine lumbar puncture was practiced on all cases. The high percentage of involvement in early syphilis led us at that time to state our belief that "the fate of every syphilitic with regard to the incidence of cerebrospinal lues, whether this occurs early or late in the course of the
more » ... n the course of the disease, is determined in the first months of the infection." Our results in the main have been confirmed by the contemporary writers and subsequent publications.
doi:10.1001/archderm.1921.02350150051008 fatcat:os4kr76tabaahj6xzbtft5poxu