A retrospective study of syphilis seropositivity in a cohort of demented patients.


A retrospective study of 376 patients with dementia was performed to determine the rate of syphilis seropositivity. Subjects were seen over a 2.5-year period and received medical, social, psychiatric, neurological, and laboratory evaluations. Mean age was 74 years and 73% were women. Diagnoses included Alzheimer's disease (AD; 29.8%), vascular dementia… (More)