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Ocular syphilis in a patient with HIV

Kurtz, Stephanie D. PA-C, MMSc; Rollin, Francois MD, MPH

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: April 2014 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 32–35
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000444734.39540.fc
Case Report

ABSTRACT: Patients who are HIV-positive and have ocular complaints may have ocular syphilis as coinfection with HIV and syphilis is common, and genital ulcerative diseases may facilitate HIV infection. Early treatment with IV penicillin can reduce the risk of vision loss.

Stephanie D. Kurtz is a PA in hematology/oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. At the time this article was written, Francois Rollin was chief resident at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2014 American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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