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Sexually Transmitted Diseases:
doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000048
Case Report

Syphilitic Posterior Placoid Chorioretinitis

Gorovoy, Ian R. MD; Desai, Shilpa MD

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Abstract

We present a case of syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis, an uncommon but distinct ocular manifestation of syphilis. Because of the ocular findings, a lumbar puncture was performed to evaluate for neurosyphilis, which was positive. The ocular symptoms resolved with intravenous penicillin.

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