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Table 3 Clinical findings among 141 HIV positive patients who were seropositive for T.pallidum and returned for further evaluation Mwanza Tanzania

From: Prevalence of syphilis, neurosyphilis and associated factors in a cross-sectional analysis of HIV infected patients attending Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Variable Frequency Percent
MMS
 24–30 138 97.9
 18–23 1 0.7
 0–17 2 1.4
Neck pain noted on examination
 Yes 0 0
 No 141 100
Noted reduced vision
 Yes 2 1.5
 No 139 98.5
Seen with confusion
 Yes 2 1.5
 No 139 98.5
Had noted with fever
 Yes 1 99.3
 No 142 0.7
Gait
 Normal 139 98.5
 Abnormal 0
 Bedbound 2 1.5
Sight loss right
 Absent 141 100.0
 Present 0
sight loss left
 Absent 141 100.0
 Present 0
Uveitis
 Absent 141 100.0
 Present 0
Argyll-Robertson pupil
 Absent 141 100.0
 Present 0
Hearing loss right
 Absent 140 99.3
 Present 1 0.7
Hearing loss left
 Absent 140 99.3
 Present 1 0.7
Type of hearing loss
 No deficit 140 99.3
 Sensorineural 1 0.7
 Conductive 0
Romberg’s sign
 Negative 141 100.0
 Positive 0
Position sense
 Normal 141 100.0
 Abnormal 0
Vibration sense
 Normal 141 100.0
 Abnormal 0
Reflexes
 Normal 141 100.0
 Reduced 0
 Exaggerated 0
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