BACKGROUND: Ocular syphilis is often difficult to diagnose because of the wide variation in clinical features.HIV co-infection may further complicate the picture.CASE PRESENTATION: Herein the authors report an unusual primary syphilitic ocular lesion in a 45-year-old Italian HIV-infected bisexual man who presented with a unilateral eyelid lesion. Associated precocious signs and symptoms in the posterior segment of both eyes, bilateral chorioretinitis and uveitis, are described. Intravenous penicillin and steroid treatment produced a rapid improvement in clinical status and complete resolution.CONCLUSIONS: Careful questioning about sexual behavior is crucial for unmasking unusual features of ocular syphilis in HIV-infected subjects.
|Numero di pagine||0|
|Rivista||BMC Infectious Diseases|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases