What kind of illness did Nietzsche have?

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2014-09-15 16:56:59

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Friedrich Nietzsche suffered from dementia paralytica -or general paresis- as the results of contracting syphilis (STI), which left untreated (antibiotics) can cause lasting mental damages. The bacterium infects the nervous system (brain and spinal cord) that degenerates into neurosyphilis. The form of neurosyphilis Nietzsche developed typically became general paresis that progressed into dementia, then death.

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