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Doctor insights on: Does Neurosyphilis Affect The Body As Well As The Brain

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Does neurosyphilis affect the body as well as the brain?

Does neurosyphilis affect the body as well as the brain?

Yes: Neurosyphillis is just a late manifestation of syphilis that infects the body. By definition, neurosyphillis is used to describe syphilis which affects not only the brain, but any areas of the nervous system (spinal cord, nerves), but it is just a manifestation of a chronic syphillis infection that may affect virtually anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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What are information i need to know about neurosyphilis?

What are information i need to know about neurosyphilis?

Bad disease: If there is suspicion regarding syphilis infection, specific blood studies need to be done, and if concern of general infection, will also require lumbar puncture for spinal fluid analysis. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can virgins get neurosyphilis?

Possibly: The germ that causes syphilis can be passed from an infected mother to her infant during pregnancy and eventually cause NS in the kid. Since the germ could pass between persons engaged in non-vaginal sex, the germ could pass, cause syphilis and eventually cause NS in a virgin.It is most commonly passes during vaginal or anal sex, and results in NS after years without treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could virgins get neurosyphilis?

Syphilis : Yes. Syphilis can be transmitted directly from a primary lesion on skin to an uninfected person without sexual contact. While this would be rare, it has happened in my practice. I would want to know more, but the accurate answer is yes. ...Read more

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Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read more

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Could virgins get neurosyphilis?

Define virgin: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease. If a kid is born with it (mother to baby transmission) and left untreated, there is a possibility it could happen to someone with no prior history of sexual activity. A person has some sexual contact with a germ shedding body part (oral, anal sex) and get it without vaginal sex. I don't consider these folks virgins. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neurosyphilis?

What are the tests for neurosyphilis?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurosyphilis?

What are the symptoms of neurosyphilis?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read more

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What factors may lead to someone contracting neurosyphilis?

Having syphilis: One has to have had syphilis (an initial genital infection), not (or inadequately) treated it such that a chronic infection (when signs of secondary syphilis commonly develop), and then usually much later develop neurosyphillis. Age, hiv, certain meds, and other factors that would hinder the function of the immune system would all be potential factors that would contribute to developing it. ...Read more