syphilitic dementia


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syphilitic dementia

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.

syphilitic dementia

Dementia caused by tertiary syphilis.
See also: dementia