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What factors may lead to someone contracting neurosyphilis?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Untreated syphilis

Untreated syphilis progresses, in most cases, to invasion of the brain and nervous system. This causes encephalitis and eventually dementia and death.

In brief: Untreated syphilis

Untreated syphilis progresses, in most cases, to invasion of the brain and nervous system. This causes encephalitis and eventually dementia and death.
Dr. Edward Workman
Dr. Edward Workman
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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