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Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2014 May-Jun;36(3):361.e5-6. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2014.01.015. Epub 2014 Feb 10.

Psychosis in neurosyphilis: an association of poor prognosis.

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  • 1University of Texas at Houston Department of Psychiatry.
  • 2University of Texas at Houston Department of Internal Medicine.
  • 3University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry.
  • 4University of Texas at Houston Department of Psychiatry. Electronic address:


The spectrum of neurosyphilis includes asymptomatic patients, those with variable neurologic deficit, and those with complex cognitive, psychotic and mood dysfunction. Although the neurologic symptoms of neurosyphilis can remit with penicillin treatment, the psychiatric symptoms may persist. We identify two neurosyphilis cases characterized by prominent psychoses and describe commonalities that might assist clinicians in identifying neurosyphilis early.

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