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Article: Reemergence of syphilitic uveitis masquerading as other diseases: a report of two cases

TitleReemergence of syphilitic uveitis masquerading as other diseases: a report of two cases
Authors
KeywordsNeurosyphilis
Uveitis
Harada’s disease
Behçet’s disease
Issue Date2011
PublisherS Karger AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.karger.com/COP
Citation
Case Reports in Ophthalmology, 2011, v. 2 n. 2, p. 266-272 How to Cite?
AbstractDuring a 6-month period in 2010, 2 patients with uveitis were examined at our department and diagnosed with ocular syphilis. They initially presented with symptoms and signs resembling Harada's disease and Behcet's disease and were therefore treated with systemic steroids with suboptimal responses. When laboratory workup revealed neurosyphilis, they were given a course of intravenous penicillin G, which led to significant clinical and visual improvement. Epidemiological data indicates a worldwide reemergence of syphilis and a high degree of suspicion is necessary in view of its multitude of presenting ocular signs without pathognomonic features.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143423
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.411
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dc.contributor.authorNg, DSen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, IYHen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CW-
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-24T10:07:33Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-24T10:07:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationCase Reports in Ophthalmology, 2011, v. 2 n. 2, p. 266-272en_US
dc.identifier.issn1663-2699-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143423-
dc.description.abstractDuring a 6-month period in 2010, 2 patients with uveitis were examined at our department and diagnosed with ocular syphilis. They initially presented with symptoms and signs resembling Harada's disease and Behcet's disease and were therefore treated with systemic steroids with suboptimal responses. When laboratory workup revealed neurosyphilis, they were given a course of intravenous penicillin G, which led to significant clinical and visual improvement. Epidemiological data indicates a worldwide reemergence of syphilis and a high degree of suspicion is necessary in view of its multitude of presenting ocular signs without pathognomonic features.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherS Karger AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.karger.com/COP-
dc.relation.ispartofCase Reports in Ophthalmologyen_US
dc.rightsCase Reports in Ophthalmology. Copyright © S Karger AG.-
dc.subjectNeurosyphilis-
dc.subjectUveitis-
dc.subjectHarada’s disease-
dc.subjectBehçet’s disease-
dc.titleReemergence of syphilitic uveitis masquerading as other diseases: a report of two casesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, IYH: wongyhi@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityWong, IYH=rp01467en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000331202-
dc.identifier.pmid21941504-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3177808-
dc.identifier.hkuros197718en_US
dc.identifier.volume2en_US
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage266en_US
dc.identifier.epage272en_US
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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