Shared care approach to managing ophthalmological disease in patients with positive treponemal serology: a case series

I Karunaratne, S Sharma, A Dick, D Carrington, P Horner

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Abstract

Ocular syphilis presenting initially as various manifestations of intraocular inflammation is a rare but an important manifestation of syphilis. Ocular phenotypes are varied and mimic other infectious and non-infectious ocular diseases. Uncertainties exist in optimal management of ocular manifestations of syphilis due to a lack of evidence from randomized controlled trials. In this article we report seven cases of syphilis representing a spectrum of ophthalmic manifestations and highlight key issues around diagnosis and management. We underscore the importance of interdisciplinary approach by ophthalmologists and genitourinary (GU) physicians in improving the outcome of this subgroup of patients in the absence of robust evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-6
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of STD and AIDS
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Disease Management
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Syphilis
  • Syphilis Serodiagnosis

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