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Neurosyphilis, psychosis, syphilis, bacterial sexually transmitted diseases
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Nervous System Diseases | Psychiatry
Syphilis is a highly contagious sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum. Transmission occurs through direct contact of painless ulcerative lesions, chancres, located on the genitalia (penis, labia) and oral mucosa. Neurosyphilis is any involvement of the central nervous systems (brain, meninges, or spinal cord) by the bacterium.
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