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Unusual case report: three cases of psychiatric manifestations of neurosyphilis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15232027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Along with the advent of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) came a worldwide resurgence of syphilis. The later stages of syphilis, especially neurosyphilis, may present with symptoms of virtually any psychiatric disorder. The authors present three cases of neurosyphilis diagnosed at the Center for Psychiatric Medicine of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where the patients presented with overwhelmingly psychiatric manifestations. The authors recommend that clinicians have a high index of suspicion of neurosyphilis, which may have an exclusively psychiatric presentation.
Tanveer Sobhan; Heather M Rowe; William G Ryan; Cesar Munoz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1075-2730     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr Serv     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-02     Completed Date:  2004-10-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502838     Medline TA:  Psychiatr Serv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  830-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Faith Regional Health Services, 1500 Koenigstein Avenue, Suite 400, Norfolk, NE 68701, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Atrophy / pathology
Brain / pathology*
Cerebral Ventricles / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Frontal Lobe / pathology
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Neurosyphilis / diagnosis*,  psychology*
Temporal Lobe / pathology

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