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Neurosyphilis – a Treatable Psychosis

  • D. Brooke (a1), P. Jamie (a2), R. Slack (a3), M. Sulaiman (a4) and P. Tyrer...
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A patient presenting with mixed affective symptoms was found to have active neurosyphilis after intermittent cognitive impairment suggested an organic cause. Most of these symptoms resolved after treatment with penicillin.

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Maudsiey Hospital, London SE5 8AZ
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Nordenbo, A. & Sorensen, P. (1981) The incidence and clinical presentation of neurosyphilis in Greater Copenhagen 1974 through 1978. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 63, 237246.
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The British Journal of Psychiatry
  • ISSN: 0007-1250
  • EISSN: 1472-1465
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Neurosyphilis – a Treatable Psychosis

  • D. Brooke (a1), P. Jamie (a2), R. Slack (a3), M. Sulaiman (a4) and P. Tyrer...
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