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Paresis

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Alternative Titles: brain syphilis, cerebrospinal syphilis, dementia paralytica, general paralysis of the insane, syphilitic meningoencephalitis, tertiary syphilis

Paresis, , also called brain syphilis, syphilitic meningoencephalitis, general paralysis of the insane, or dementia paralytica, psychosis caused by widespread destruction of brain tissue occurring in some cases of late syphilis电竞竞猜. Mental changes include gradual deterioration of personality, impaired concentration and judgment, , loss of memory, disorientation, and or violent rages. Convulsions are not uncommon, and while temporary remissions sometimes occur, untreated paresis is eventually fatal.

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Paresis occurs most frequently in men between 35 and 50 years of age. The malarial treatment of paresis, effective because the malarial fever destroys the syphilitic microorganisms, was initiated in 1917 by the Austrian physician Julius Wagner-Jauregg; it has been supplanted by the use of antibiotics. See also syphilis.

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