This is what SYPHILIS does to the BRAIN.

When Syphilis is left untreated, it causes neurosyphilis. Neurosyphilis is damage done to the brain as a result of syphilis not treated at all or well.

SYMPTOMS OF NEUROSYPHILIS

Asymptomatic: This means that a person could have neurosyphilis without showing any symptoms. However, the person later become symptomatic by showing the following symptoms-

                        Headache

                        Nausea

                        Vomiting

                        Neck stiffness

                        Seizures

                        Vertigo: It is a sensation of feeling off balance as if your environment is spinning.

                        Sensory loss

                        Muscular atrophy: This is when muscle shrinks.

                        Delusion:

                        Confusion

                        Memory impairment

                        Forgetfulness

                        Sudden change in personality

                        Depression

                        Psychosis

                        Dysarthria: Slurred or slow speech often difficult to understand because muscle controlling them are weak or damaged.

                        Tremor

                        Stroke

All these symptoms and damages to the brain could have all been avoided if syphilis is treated on time.

For the test your doctor might possibly request: https://www.healthgist.net/syphilis-lets-talk-about-it/

TREATMENT

Steroids should be given with all treatment regimens for late syphilis with cardiovascular or neurological involvement; 40–60mg prednisolone OD for three days starting 24 hours before antibiotics-

Benzylpenicillin 10.8–14.4g daily, given as 1.8–2.4g intravenously (IV) every 4 hours for 14 days

Amoxicillin 2g PO TDS plus probenecid 500mg PO QDS for 28 days

Procaine penicillin G 1.8–2.4 MU IM OD plus probenecid 500mg PO QDS for 14 days

Penicillin allergic:

Doxycycline 200mg PO BD for 28 days

Ceftriaxone 2g IM or IV OD for 10–14 days (dependent on allergy)

ADVICE:

To avoid damage done to the brain by syphilis, make sure you treat syphilis symptoms well early enough.

For other advice: https://www.healthgist.net/syphilis-lets-talk-about-it/