[Syphilitic uveitis]

Bull Soc Ophtalmol Fr. 1990 Feb;90(2):199-204.
[Article in French]


The incidence of syphilitic uveitis is reportedly increasing, up to 1% uveitis in general, with often polymorphic and atypical manifestations. Three cases of syphilitic uveitis are reported here, at different stages (secondary, latent, late). The bacteriologic sterilization is often unlikely in ocular syphilis, and recurrence is frequent; therefore a high-dose intravenous penicillin G treatment is then to recommend. HIV serology must be systematically associated with syphilitic tests.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Syphilis / complications*
  • Syphilis, Latent / complications
  • Time Factors
  • Uveitis / complications*
  • Uveitis / diagnosis
  • Uveitis / physiopathology