John Libbey Eurotext

Neurosyphilis: a masked evildoer Volume 20, issue 6, December 2018

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of medicine, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland

To the Editor, We read with interest the paper by Sakai et al. (2018) addressing an case of a 33-year-old male suffering from repetitive tonic-clonic seizures due to neurosyphilic infection. The paper describes the uncommon onset of Treponema pallidum infection with regards to its presentation, complicating the differential diagnosis. However, in our opinion, the differential diagnostic process should also cover the neuropsychiatric presentation of neurosyphilis. Danielsen et al. (2004) found that [...]