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Revisiting an old foe: The face of psychosis in neurosyphilis

Y Moolla, J Abdul

Abstract


A delusional, agitated middle-aged man presented to hospital with a tenacious psychotic episode. Upon appropriate therapy for neurosyphilis, dramatic resolution of this brief episode ensued, prompting a literature review of psychosis associated with neurosyphilis.


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Y Moolla, Department of Internal Medicine, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa

J Abdul, Department of Internal Medicine, Addington Hospital, Durban, South Africa

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Keywords

Psychosis; Neurosyphilis

Cite this article

South African Medical Journal 2016;106(12):1186-1187. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.2017.v106i12.11446

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-12-01
Date published: 2016-12-01

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