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Can you really go crazy from syphilis?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken for purely psychiatric disease.

In brief: Yes

In the past when syphilis was common, the so called tertiary type occurring years later in the course of disease caused the so called gpi (general paresis of the insane) mistaken for purely psychiatric disease.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is correct. And it's still around.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes - neurosyphilis

Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, dementia, mania, paranoia or psychosis.
Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase.

In brief: Yes - neurosyphilis

Neurosyphilis (tertiary phase)can present as delirium, dementia, mania, paranoia or psychosis.
Encephalitis can present in the quaternary phase.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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