Earlier this year, The Lancet published a truly excellent review of Chagas disease which includes good coverage of the neurologic phenomena associated with the disease.1 Sometimes a valuable review is as remarkable for what it cannot tell you as for what it can. In this regard, another paper well worth adding to your library is a systematic review of neurosyphilis in Africa published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Disease. Despite slogging through Pubmed, Medline, EMBASE and the grey literature, Marks et al. identified only 40 published papers addressing this incredibly relevant topic and 21 of these were case reports!
- Perez-Molina JA, Molina I. Chagas disease. Lancet 2018; 391 (10115):82-94.