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Variations in Clinical Presentation of Ocular Syphilis: Case Series Reported From a Growing Epidemic in the United States.

Authors
  • Marx, Grace E1
  • Dhanireddy, Shireesha
  • Marrazzo, Jeanne M
  • Tuddenham, Susan A
  • Rompalo, Anne M
  • Leone, Peter A
  • Gaydos, Charlotte A
  • Rietmeijer, Cornelis A
  • 1 From the *Denver Public Health Department, Denver Prevention Training Center, Denver, CO; †Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO; ‡Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; §Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL; ¶Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; ∥Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; **Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; and ††Colorado School of Public Health, Aurora, CO.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sexually transmitted diseases
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2016
Volume
43
Issue
8
Pages
519–523
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000477
PMID: 27419818
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ocular syphilis, a form of neurosyphilis, has been increasingly diagnosed in the United States. This case series summarizes the course of 6 patients recently diagnosed with ocular syphilis, emphasizing the varied sociodemographic factors and the wide range of symptoms and outcomes that are seen in patients with this disease.

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