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Ocular syphilis. Acute and chronic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6226720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe our experience over the past 2 years with the ocular manifestations in 32 patients with acute and chronic syphilis. We urge that syphilis be considered in evaluating those patients with recurrent iritis, chorioretinitis, papillitis, optic atrophy, or abnormal pupillary findings. Specific serologic testing (FTA-ABS) must be obtained. Screening serologies (VDRL) are inadequate. We suggest that patients with evidence for CSF involvement or active ocular disease be treated by continuous intravenous infusion of 24 million units penicillin G daily for 10 days.
T C Spoor; P Wynn; W C Hartel; C S Bryan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuro-ophthalmology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0272-846X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  1983 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-20     Completed Date:  1983-12-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109051     Medline TA:  J Clin Neuroophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-203     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Blepharoptosis / diagnosis
Chorioretinitis / diagnosis
Chronic Disease
Eye Diseases / diagnosis*
Iritis / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Optic Atrophy / diagnosis
Syphilis / diagnosis*
Vision Disorders / etiology

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