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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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.
Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)51-53
Número de páginas3
PublicaciónRevista Mexicana de Oftalmologia
EstadoPublished - 1 ene 2007
Publicado de forma externa

    Huella digital

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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