Diagnosis of Neurosyphilis in a Collaborative Care Setting.
Prim Care Companion CNS Disord
Mood and anxiety disorders often present in primary care settings as somatic disorders, and, likewise, somatic disorders can present as anxiety or depression. Primary care providers (PCPs) face competing demands in a fast-paced environment, requiring diagnostic skills and minimization of unnecessary testing, thus making discernment between mood and somatic disorders challenging. We present a case of neurosyphilis identified in a primary care clinic, demonstrating that longitudinal assessment and teamwork within the collaborative care model (CoCM) are essential for proper diagnosis.
LePlatte D, Marasco S, Warnick SJ, Deneke DE. Diagnosis of Neurosyphilis in a Collaborative Care Setting. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2019 Aug 1;21(4):18l02399. doi: 10.4088/PCC.18l02399. PMID: 31381846.