Neurosyphilis presenting as mania

Bipolar Disorders, 05/14/2012

Herein reported is a case of a 53–year–old woman who initially presented with symptoms of mania and depression, mimicking bipolar disorder, but was subsequently diagnosed with general paresis of the insane. The present case report emphasizes that if a substantial delay occurs in syphilis diagnosis and management, the patient may have a very poor prognosis.

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