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Related to syphilitic dementia: syphilis
Etymology: L, de + mens, mind
a form of dementia resulting from a syphilis infection. Specific symptoms may vary from memory impairment to personality changes and are severe enough to interfere with social and occupational activities. If untreated, the disease may progress to dementia paralytica, paralysis, and death.
Dementia caused by tertiary syphilis.
See also: dementia