Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine

Journal of Infectious Diseases & Preventive Medicine
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8731


Ocular Syphilis- An Unusual Case Presentation of the Great Imitator and Minireview of the literature

Sami Yılmaz*, Ayşegul Mavi Yıldız and Remzi Avcı

Infectious uveitis is a common entity representing 15–20% of all uveitis cases worldwide. The aim of this short commentary is to provide a summary of the identification, treatment, and complications associated with syphilitic uveitis. While syphilitic uveitis may involve any part of the eye from cornea to optic nerve and retina, the most devastating complications are represented by posterior segment involvement. As syphilitic uveitis can mimic various types of immun-mediated uveitis, clinical suspicion, recognizing certain clinical features including multi-modal imaging characteristics are crucial for visual recovery and preservation.

Published Date: 2020-04-15; Received Date: 2020-03-18