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Neurosyphilis

Neurosyphilis: Introduction

Neurosyphilis: Syphilis bacteria frequently invade the nervous system during the early stages of infection, and approximately 3 to 7 percent of persons ... more about Neurosyphilis.

Neurosyphilis: A complication of untreated syphilis where the infection invades the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and causes a range of neurological symptoms. The condition can be life-threatening but some cases are asymptomatic. There are four forms of the condition: asymptomatic, meningovascular, tabes dorsalis and general paresis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neurosyphilis is available below.

Symptoms of Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Neurosyphilis

  • Late syphilis (Tertiary syphilis, neurosyphilis, syphilis >1yr or unknown duration)
  • Asymptomatic
    • Benzathine penicillin IM weekly for 3 doses, or procaine penicillin daily for 15 days
    • Repetition of blood tests - to ensure treatment successful; see tests for syphilis
    • Contact tracing and treatment of partners
  • more treatments...»

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Neurosyphilis: Deaths

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Causes of Neurosyphilis

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Clinical Trials for Neurosyphilis

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Article Excerpts about Neurosyphilis

Syphilis bacteria frequently invade the nervous system during the early stages of infection, and approximately 3 to 7 percent of persons with untreated syphilis develop neurosyphilis. Some persons with neurosyphilis never develop any symptoms. Others may have headache, stiff neck, and fever that result from an inflammation of the lining of the brain. Some patients develop seizures. Patients whose blood vessels are affected may develop symptoms of stroke with resulting numbness, weakness, or visual complaints. In some instances, the time from infection to developing neurosyphilis may be up to 20 years. Neurosyphilis may be more difficult to treat and its course may be different in people with HIV infection. (Source: excerpt from Syphilis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Definitions of Neurosyphilis:

Syphilis of the central nervous system - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Neurosyphilis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neurosyphilis, or a subtype of Neurosyphilis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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  1. Neurosyphilis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Deaths
 

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