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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Recurrent paroxysmal fever revealing ocular syphilis.
Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article
An increased prevalence of ocular syphilis has been reported in recent years reflecting a trend towards liberalisation of sexual practices in the era of Highly Active Anti-retroviral Treatment for HIV infection . In view of the protean nature of the disease, pathognomonic features that could guide differential diagnosis of ocular inflammation towards syphilis are lacking. Ocular involvement can antedate or follow systemic manifestations of syphilitic infection, ranging widely and potentially involving all ocular tissue . We report here an unusual case of chronic fever and fatigue the cause of which remained elusive for a period of three years, despite extensive investigations, until the development of bilateral panuveitis, raising the suspicion of syphilitc infection.
Adult, Antitubercular Agents/therapeutic use, Female, Fever of Unknown Origin/diagnosis, Fever of Unknown Origin/etiology, Humans, Methylprednisolone/therapeutic use, Penicillin G/therapeutic use, Recurrence/prevention & control, Treatment Outcome, Tuberculosis, Ocular/complications, Tuberculosis, Ocular/diagnosis, Uveitis/complications, Uveitis/diagnosis
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