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Table 1 The demographic and clinical information for the participants between GP misdiagnosed as primary psychiatric disease and the patients diagnosed definitely once seeing a doctor

From: Clinical and neuropsychological characteristics of general paresis misdiagnosed as primary psychiatric disease

Variable GP misdiagnosed (n = 29) GP not misdiagnosed (n = 26) p value
Number of male 26 (89.7 %) 23 (88.5 %) 0.887
Age (years) 48.2 ± 8.4 55.0 ± 8.2 <0.001
 Education (years) 8.9 ± 2.3 8.7 ± 1.8 0.71
The duration (month) 16 (from 1 to 96) 12 (from 1 to 72) 0.054
Argyll-Robertson pupil 0 (0) 0 (0)  
 Positive sucking reflex 12 (41.4 %) 12 (46.2 %) 0.721
CSF-protein (>500 mg) 18 (62.1 %) 10 (38.5 %) 0.08
CSF-WBC (>10*10^6) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
CSF-RPR (+) 14 (48.3 %) 8 (30.8 %) 0.186
CSF-TPHA (+) 29 (100 %) 26 (100 %)  
  1. Abbreviations: GP misdiagnosed, general paresis misdiagnosed as primary psychiatric disease, GP not misdiagnosed, general paresis was diagnosed once seeing a doctor, The duration, the symptoms onset to correct diagnosis, CSF cerebral spinal fluid, WBC white blood cells, RPR rapid plasma regain, TPHA Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay