Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e3181b3e4d8
Case Report

Ocular Syphilis and HIV Infection

Biotti, Damien MD*†; Bidot, Samuel MD‡; Mahy, Sophie MD*; Buisson, Marielle MD*; Duong, Michel MD*; Grappin, Michèle MD*; Creuzot-Garcher, Catherine MD, PHD‡; Chavanet, Pascal MD, PHD*; Piroth, Lionel MD, PHD*

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Abstract

Syphilitic ocular involvement is thought to be rare in HIV infected patients. During a 5-year study in 509 HIV-positive patients, syphilis was diagnosed in 3.9%, and the eye was involved in one-fifth of these. The high risk for sequelae emphasizes the need for prevention and for early diagnosis.

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