Chancre of the eyelid as manifestation of primary syphilis, and precocious chorioretinitis and uveitis in an HIV-infected patient: a case report.

Salvatore Cillino, Paola Di Carlo, Francesco Di Pace, Marcello Trizzino, Valentina Li Vecchi

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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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine0
RivistaBMC Infectious Diseases
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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