Syphilitic Chorioretinitis

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    Condition/keywords
    acute syphilitic posterior placoid chorioretinitis, syphilis
    Photographer
    Mississippi Retina Associates
    Imaging device
    Fundus camera
    Description
    22-year-old female presented with painless blurry vision OD > OS for one week. On exam, she exhibited moderate vitritis, papillitis and broad placoid chorioretinitis OD and multifocal placoid peripheral chorioretinitis OS (without vitritis or papillitis). The anterior segment was unremarkable OU. Serum RPR and confirmatory treponemal Ab were both positive. Neuroimaging and CSF studies were unremarkable. A 2 week course of IV penicillin was initiated. The placoid lesions had resolved five days after beginning treatment.

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