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Are the complications of syphilitic aseptic meningitis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Syphilis can eventually result in an inflamatory immune process in the brain some 10-20 years after primary infection.
Occuring in about 15% of untreated cases, it can lead to coordination difficulties, paralysis, numbness, blindness and dementia. The damage may be serious enough to cause death.Various folks have suggested hitler showed signs of the problem in his final days as well as some gangsters.

In brief: Many
Syphilis can eventually result in an inflamatory immune process in the brain some 10-20 years after primary infection.
Occuring in about 15% of untreated cases, it can lead to coordination difficulties, paralysis, numbness, blindness and dementia. The damage may be serious enough to cause death.Various folks have suggested hitler showed signs of the problem in his final days as well as some gangsters.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Syphilitic meningiti
Long term problems include alterations of personality and dementia.

In brief: Syphilitic meningiti
Long term problems include alterations of personality and dementia.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is correct. It is also one of the underrecognized causes of ischemic stroke.
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