Psychosis in Neurosyphilis - Clinical Aspects and Implications

  title={Psychosis in Neurosyphilis - Clinical Aspects and Implications},
  author={F. Friedrich and M. Aigner and N. Fearns and M. Friedrich and R. Frey and A. Geusau},
  pages={3 - 9}
  • F. Friedrich, M. Aigner, +3 authors A. Geusau
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Psychopathology
  • Background: The World Health Organization estimates that 10-12 million new syphilis infections occur each year. Without treatment, years to decades after initial infection, 30% of affected individuals may develop tertiary syphilis, which can manifest as neurosyphilis. The aim of this review is to evaluate the research literature examining the psychopathological manifestations of psychosis in association with neurosyphilis. Method: The authors performed a systematic electronic search for… CONTINUE READING
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