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Molecular Typing of Treponema pallidum in Ocular Syphilis.

Authors
  • Oliver, Sara1
  • Sahi, Sharon K
  • Tantalo, Lauren C
  • Godornes, Charmie
  • Neblett Fanfair, Robyn
  • Markowitz, Lauri E
  • Lukehart, Sheila A
  • Marra, Christina M
  • 1 From the *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA; †Department of Neurology, and ‡Department of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
August 2016
Volume
43
Issue
8
Pages
524–527
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000478
PMID: 27419819
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ocular syphilis is a serious sequela of syphilis. In this preliminary study, clear evidence of a predominant oculotropic strain causing ocular syphilis was not detected. Identification of cases and prompt treatment is critical in the management of ocular syphilis.

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