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Acute syphilitic optic neuritis.
Arch Ophthalmol. 1981 Aug; 99(8):1392-5.AO

Abstract

Two patients experienced acute unilateral visual loss as a manifestation of early infectious (secondary) neurosyphilis. In both cases, optic disc swelling was preceded by the development of a characteristic rash accompanied by mild signs of meningeal inflammation. Other signs of ocular inflammation, such as uveitis or retinal vasculitis, were absent. Optic neuritis may occur as a manifestation of the meningeal inflammation that can accompany secondary syphilis. In such patients, it is important to confirm involvement of the CNS and to institute appropriate antibiotic therapy.

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Language

eng

PubMed ID

7259612

Citation

Weinstein, J M., et al. "Acute Syphilitic Optic Neuritis." Archives of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), vol. 99, no. 8, 1981, pp. 1392-5.
Weinstein JM, Lexow SS, Ho P, et al. Acute syphilitic optic neuritis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(8):1392-5.
Weinstein, J. M., Lexow, S. S., Ho, P., & Spickards, A. (1981). Acute syphilitic optic neuritis. Archives of Ophthalmology (Chicago, Ill. : 1960), 99(8), 1392-5.
Weinstein JM, et al. Acute Syphilitic Optic Neuritis. Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(8):1392-5. PubMed PMID: 7259612.
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