Ocular Syphilis: a Clinical Review

Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2016 Nov;18(11):36. doi: 10.1007/s11908-016-0542-9.


While ocular syphilis is not a new phenomenon, recent increased rates of new diagnoses, especially in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons and men who have sex with men, have sparked a new interest in an old disease. This article will review the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular syphilis, and provide guidance on management.

Keywords: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related syphilis; Ocular syphilis; Syphilis.

Publication types

  • Review