Retinal vasculitis secondary to ocular syphilis in HIV-positive patients

Alfonso Garibay-Villarreal, Manuel Garza-León, Luz P. Navarro-López, Lourdes Arellanes-García

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Abstract

Introduction: With the increment in AIDS cases, the incidence in syphilis infections has increase, and the clinic manifestations have been diversified. Case report: We present a case of a 29 years old male with visual loss of 3 weeks of evolution in left eye. Ophthalmic exploration reveals moderate inflammation in anterior segment, vitritis and non occlusive retinal vasculitis in both eyes. Laboratory tests reveals positiveness for VDRL, FTA-ABS and VIH. Conclusions: The knowledge of infrequent manifestations of syphilis infection are transcendental for the adequate treatment of this patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Mexicana de Oftalmologia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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Garibay-Villarreal, A., Garza-León, M., Navarro-López, L. P., & Arellanes-García, L. (2007). Retinal vasculitis secondary to ocular syphilis in HIV-positive patients. Revista Mexicana de Oftalmologia, 51-53.