general paralysis of the insane

a late consequence of syphilitic infection. The symptoms are those of a dementia and spastic weakness of the limbs. Deafness, epilepsy, and dysarthria may occur. The infecting organism can be detected in the brain cells and tests for syphilis in blood and cerebrospinal fluid are usually positive. When the symptoms are combined with those of tabes dorsalis, the resulting condition is called tabo-paresis. Vigorous treatment with procaine penicillin is required, but recovery is likely to be limited.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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