Neurosyphilis and organic psychosis.
Neurosyphilis is a Central Nervous System infection that can manifest as a psychiatric condition. Although neurosyphilis is not widely considered in the differential when patients present with psychiatric symptoms, routine Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) screening is indicated when assessing new-onset psychiatric illness. This case report will illustrate the usefulness of RPR testing for patients admitted to inpatient or outpatient psychiatric treatment.
Delaware medical journal
Rahman, S., Trimzi, I., Centers, N., Markman, L., Mancuso, M., Rana, A., & Gallucci, G. (2011). Neurosyphilis and organic psychosis.. Delaware medical journal, 83 (10), 313-315. Retrieved from https://scholarcommons.towerhealth.org/gme_pysch_residency_bw/51