Syphilis in clinical psychiatry: a review.

  title={Syphilis in clinical psychiatry: a review.},
  author={Burton Hutto},
  volume={42 6},
Syphilis is a potentially fatal infectious disease that has a long history of association with psychiatry. Recent developments in epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines warrant a review of the current relationship of syphilis to clinical psychiatry. After a recent peak of incidence in the United States, syphilis is once again on the decline. Although the prevalence of syphilis remains endemic in certain locations, it has been targeted for elimination. Meanwhile, diagnostic testing… CONTINUE READING