Diabetic Gastro Paresis

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Definition

General paresis is an impairment of mental function caused by damage to the brain from untreated syphilis.


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

General paresis is one form of neurosyphilis. Today it is very rare.

The syphilis infection can appear in many different ways and damages many different nerves of the brain. This damage can cause:

  • Abnormal mental function including hallucinations and false ideas (delusions)
  • Brief, sharp, "lightning" pains that occur with tabes dorsalis
  • Decreased...
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