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Ocular Syphilis: a Clinical Review

  • Sophie L. Woolston
  • Shireesha Dhanireddy
  • Jeanne Marrazzo
Central Nervous System Infections (K Bloch, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Central Nervous System Infections

Abstract

While ocular syphilis is not a new phenomenon, recent increased rates of new diagnoses, especially in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons and men who have sex with men, have sparked a new interest in an old disease. This article will review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular syphilis, and provide guidance on management.

Keywords

Syphilis Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related syphilis Ocular syphilis 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to thank the University of Washington, King County and Seattle Department of Public Health, and Madison Clinic.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Drs Woolston, Dhanireddy, and Marrazzo do not find any conflicts of interest.

This work was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement 1U62PS004854, University of Washington Clinical Prevention Training Center.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sophie L. Woolston
    • 1
  • Shireesha Dhanireddy
    • 1
  • Jeanne Marrazzo
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Infectious DiseaseUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infectious Disease, School of MedicineUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA

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