Neurosyphilis and psychosis

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Abstract

Neurosyphilis may presents with a range of psychiatric symptoms. This report illustrates a case of neurosyphilis in a man who presented with psychosis and cognitive dysfunction. Clinical findings and investigations done in the present case showed positive results for syphilis. Reduction of symptoms was noted after treatment with antibiotic. This case further highlights the importance of having high index of suspicion for neurosyphilis in patients presenting with psychiatric symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalAsia-Pacific Psychiatry
Volume5
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

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Keywords

  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Neurosyphilis
  • Pyschosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Neurosyphilis and psychosis. / Wahab, Suzaily; Md. Rani, Shahrul Azmin; Osman, Syazarina Sharis.

In: Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, Vol. 5, No. SUPPL. 1, 04.2013, p. 90-94.

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