Syphilitic Retinitis and Panuveitis in an Immunocompetent Patient

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Shirin Manshouri 1 , Zohreh Aminzadeh 1 , * , Shima Sayanjali 2

1 Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Centre, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

2 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Manshouri S, Aminzadeh Z, Sayanjali S. Syphilitic Retinitis and Panuveitis in an Immunocompetent Patient, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 6(Suppl):25-6.

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Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 6 (Suppl); 25-6
Article Type: Case Report

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Abstract

Objective: The prevalence of syphilis is increasing in the world. Although ocular syphilis is not a common presentation of syphilis, it occurs in 2.5 to 5% of patients with tertiary syphilis and less than 1% of patients with untreated late syphilis.

Patient: We report a 58-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of decreased vision. He developed neurosensory detachment, retinitis and panuveitis in his left eye and retinitis in the right eye with no evidence of neurosyphilis as an initial presentation of syphilis.

Conclusion: Ocular yphilis should be considered in the list of differential diagnoses of patients with ocular manifestations to make the correct diagnosis and choose a proper treatment option.

Keywords

Ocular Syphilis, Neurosyphilis, Panuveitis, Retinitis

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