Definitions

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  • n. A syphilis infection affecting the nervous system.

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  • n. syphilis of the central nervous system

Etymologies

neuro- +‎ syphilis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tertiary Neurosyphilis – Tertiary neurosyphilis, is the most interesting form of syphilis from a cultural point of view.

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  • This difficult-to-treat strain, called neurosyphilis, can cause blindness and stroke, and a CDC researcher said that it's spreading among this cohort because, although they're already HIV-positive, they are not using condoms.

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  • The letter would further state that he is a registered Democrat and he should therefore be given a “pass” so that he could continue his many business ventures in the great city of Chicago, rather than die of cardiac arrest (possibly associated with the complications of third-stage neurosyphilis) 8 years after completing his sentence for tax evasion at the federal prison located on the island of Alcatraz. pseudonymous in nc Says:

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  • Compound 606 had secretly been tested in patients in the hospital wards of St. Petersburg, then retested in patients with neurosyphilis at the Magdeburg Hospital—each time with remarkable success.

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  • Some researchers worry that if core groups of sero-sorting positive men stir up epidemics of multiple drug resistant strains of HIV and other difficult-to-treat STDs like neurosyphilis and then occasionally have sex with negative men -- watch out.

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  • But in the early 1880s the syphilis returned in the form of a neurosyphilis called tabes dorsalis.

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  • In an important study of the disease at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital, E. E. Southard and Harry C. Solomon described and analyzed more than a hundred cases of neurosyphilis.

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  • His popularity in the United States was derived in part from the widespread preoccupation with the problems associated with neurosyphilis.

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  • Syphilis - Three to seven percent of all people with untreated syphilis develop a condition called neurosyphilis.

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  • "I'm not even sure if neurosyphilis is associated with fever-it usually occurs long after the initial infection."

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