Macular pseudohypopyon from secondary syphilis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE/METHODS: Acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis causes visual loss in patients with secondary syphilis. The condition is characterized by vitreitis and large, yellow placoid lesions in the macula. We examined a patient with syphilis who had a serious retinal detachment and an exudative fluid meniscus (pseudohypopyon). RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: Visual recovery and complete resolution of the chorioretinal lesion occurred after intravenous penicillin therapy. Secondary syphilis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any patient with a macular pseudohypopyon.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ouano, DP; Brucker, AJ; Saran, BR

Published Date

  • March 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 119 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 372 - 374

PubMed ID

  • 7872403

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)71187-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States