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Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Yes

see a neurologist and infectious specialist for treatment

In brief: Yes

see a neurologist and infectious specialist for treatment
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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