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Orofacial Involuntary Movements in Neurosyphilis: Beyond the Candy Sign

Authors:

Abhishek Lenka,

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka; Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, IN
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Naveen Thota,

Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, IN
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Albert Stezin,

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka; Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, IN
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Pramod Kumar Pal,

Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, IN
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Ravi Yadav

Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore-560029, Karnataka, IN
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Abstract

Background: Involvement of the central nervous system in patients with syphilis (neurosyphilis) may result in several neuropsychiatric symptoms. Rarely, patients with neurosyphillis may develop movement disorders with different phenomenology. Subtle orofacial dyskinesias have been reported in patients with neurosyphilis, known as the candy sign.

Case Report: We describe a patient with neurosyphilis who presented with severe orofacial involuntary movements.

Discussion: Our patient had orofacial movements at presentation and severity of the movements was much higher than the candy sign that has been reported in patients with neurosyphilis. This report contributes towards the ever-expanding clinical spectrum of neurosyphilis.

How to Cite: Lenka A, Thota N, Stezin A, Pal PK, Yadav R. Orofacial Involuntary Movements in Neurosyphilis: Beyond the Candy Sign. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements. 2017;7:507. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7916/D8000DKM
Published on 05 Oct 2017.
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