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Psychotic Disorder Due to Neurosyphilis
Hsiu-Chun Hung, M.D.; Jin-Liang Chu, M.D.; Ti Lu, M.D.
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2013;25:E67-E68. doi:10.1176/appi.neuropsych.12090217
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Dept. of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Copyright © 2013 American Psychiatric Association


To the Editor: Syphilis should be under control now, but there are still problems related to an increasing number of syphilis cases.1

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