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Syphilitic Uveitis

  • Mohamed Kamel Soliman
  • Mostafa Hanout
  • Salman Sarwar
  • David T. Wong
  • Diana V. Do
  • Quan Dong Nguyen
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Abstract

Syphilis is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis is known as the great imitator since it can mimic virtually any intraocular inflammatory disease. Therefore, syphilis evaluation should be warranted in any case of uveitis that needs investigation. Ocular involvement may be the presenting manifestation of syphilis which may cause delay in the diagnosis and treatment resulting in profound visual loss.

Keywords

Anterior Uveitis Posterior Uveitis Intravenous Penicillin Anterior Chamber Paracentesis Ocular Syphilis 
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Suggested Reading

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Copyright information

© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Kamel Soliman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mostafa Hanout
    • 3
  • Salman Sarwar
    • 1
  • David T. Wong
    • 3
  • Diana V. Do
    • 1
  • Quan Dong Nguyen
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye InstituteUniversity of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyAssiut University HospitalAssiutEgypt
  3. 3.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesUniversity of Toronto, St. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada

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