NEUROSYPHILIS

usually results in blindness and an array of severe neurological deficits such as memory impairment and an inability to concentrate on simple tasks. Neurosyphilis develops after syphilis is left untreated and unattended for long enough. End stage disease the bacterium can destroy the brain and spinal cord.

NEUROSYPHILIS: "Neurosyphilis occurs after an individual has neglected to treat the nominal bacterial infection which quickly spreads to the brain and nervous system causing blindness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEUROSYPHILIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/neurosyphilis/ (accessed September 21, 2020).
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