Variations in Clinical Presentation of Ocular Syphilis: Case Series Reported From a Growing Epidemic in the United States

Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Aug;43(8):519-23. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000477.


Ocular syphilis, a form of neurosyphilis, has been increasingly diagnosed in the United States. This case series summarizes the course of 6 patients recently diagnosed with ocular syphilis, emphasizing the varied sociodemographic factors and the wide range of symptoms and outcomes that are seen in patients with this disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / diagnosis*
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / microbiology
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neurosyphilis / diagnosis*
  • Neurosyphilis / microbiology
  • Neurosyphilis / pathology
  • Syphilis Serodiagnosis
  • Treponema pallidum / isolation & purification*
  • United States