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Hi I was diagnosed with late latent syphilis of unknown duration in October of 2017 after being tested and having an RPR titre of 1:16. I didn't have any symptoms before that and I don't know how long I might have been infected. I was treated with 3 shots of bicillin and told to get tested again in a month. Next test RPR titre was 1:16 and I was told since it was already low as long as it didn't increase then treatment was assumed to be successful. About a month ago my pinky toe went numb from what I assumed were tight fitting sneakers I wore for a weekend. Looking up conditions for numb toes I found that neurosyphilis was one potential cause. Within a day or two after that I noticed a tingling prickly feeling in my feet that comes and goes and now I am freaking out. Full disclosure, I am a bit of a hypochondriac and was already getting anxious when I first noticed my numb toe. Should I be concerned about possible neurosyphilis? Or assume its just anxiety


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replied February 12th, 2019
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A64814
Hello.
Welcome to this forum.
Don't worry. Neuro syphilis is not a cause here. You might have a syphilis but it is latent and is under treatment. The chance of getting neurosyphilis is rare here or almost impossible. Neurosyphilis is almost vanished now a days and only can be found in untreated active undernourished syphilitic patients.
Hope I can address your query. Please visit your doctor if there is any further confusion as without a clinical examination it is not possible to opine through an online medical forum.


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