Patient had syphilis for 50 years before diagnosis

The man, who had been in a monogamous relationship for decades, was found to have neurosyphilis after presenting with presyncope and falls, Australian doctors report

A 77-year-old Australian man has finally been treated for neurosyphilis, after possibly acquiring the infection during a tryst half a century ago, doctors report.

The man, who’d had several brief admissions for presyncope and falls, reported being in a monogamous relationship for decades.