Ocular Syphilis Causing Panophthalmitis.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum which is undergoing a global resurgence since its initial decline in the late 1980s. The authors present the case of a 30-year-old Caucasian female who was transferred to our institution for left-sided orbital cellulitis and ultimately diagnosed with ocular syphilis causing panophthalmitis. She was treated with intravenous penicillin and other broad-spectrum antibiotics, topical prednisolone, and cycloplegia, resulting in full recovery. Timely recognition of ocular syphilis by healthcare professionals is key in the prevention of visual sequelae from the infection.
- Mathews, B; George, R; Ulrich, JN
- March 2021
Volume / Issue
- 37 / 2
Start / End Page
- e69 - e71
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States