general paresis


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general paresis

n.
Dementia and progressive muscular weakness leading to paralysis, occurring as a late consequence of syphilis.
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Neurosyphilis may occur early, being either asymptomatic or in the form of syphilitic meningitis, or late as meningovascular syphilis, general paresis, or tabes dorsalis, a condition where the spinal column is affected.
Stages of neurosyphilis Stage Symptoms Asymptomatic None Symptomatic Early Meningeal Meningovascular Late Gummatous Cerebral Spinal compression Parenchymatous General paresis Tabes dorsalis Optic atrophy Table 2.

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