Neurosyphilis: the shape of a rising threat

Blažeković, Antonela and Ozretić, David and Habek, Mario and Bilić, Ervina and Borovečki, Fran (2018) Neurosyphilis: the shape of a rising threat. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 76. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1201-9712

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This report describes a case of neurosyphilis presenting with memory disturbances, attention deficit, and acute psychotic decompensation in an immunocompetent man. Despite the known connection of neurosyphilis with psychiatric symptoms, this cause often remains unrecognized. This report emphasizes the importance of maintaining a suspicion for the disease in patients with vague symptoms and describes the diagnostic difficulties.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( nc-nd/4.0/)
MeSH: Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use ; Antipsychotic Agents/therapeutic use ; Dementia/cerebrospinal fluid ; Dementia/diagnosis ; Dementia/drug therapy ; Humans ; Lymphocytes/metabolism ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Neuroimaging ; Neurosyphilis/cerebrospinal fluid ; Neurosyphilis/diagnosis ; Neurosyphilis/drug therapy ; Psychological Tests
Departments: Katedra za anatomiju i kliničku anatomiju
Katedra za neurologiju
Katedra za radiologiju i opću kliničku onkologiju
Depositing User: Anja Majstorović
Status: Published
Blažeković, AntonelaUNSPECIFIED
Borovečki, FranUNSPECIFIED
Date: November 2018
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2019 10:36
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 10:37
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