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What are the symptoms of neurosyphilis?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

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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