Volume 3 Issue 1
Case Report: Early Malignant Syphilis Associated with Uveitis in Immunocompetent Patient: Case Report
Thais Reginatto Nietsche*, Fernanda Silveira Costa, Arles Martins Brotas, Maria De Fatima Guimaraes Scotelaro Alves, Alexandre Carlos Gripp, Cibele Apostolos Pereira and Daniel Lago Obadia
Introduction: malignant syphilis is an uncommon form of secondary syphilis.This presentation usually occurs in immunocompromised patients, especially in those ones infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, it is known that it might exceptionally affect individuals with normal immune response.
Case report: in this manuscript, we report a case with ocular involvement in a male immunocompetent patient. He had extended skin lesions and conjunctival hyperemia on the right eye. After the laboratorial investigation we confirmed syphilis and excluded human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Considering he had uveitis, the case was conducted as neurosyphilis.and the treatment was made with Ceftriaxone, followed by excellent clinical response.
Conclusion: given the increasing number of cases of syphilis, in patients with polymorphic skin lesions associated with systemic symptoms, it is important to exclude immunosuppression and even in immunocompetent.subjects this condition should always be a differential diagnosis.
Cite this Article: Nietsche TR, Costa FS, Brotas AM, Guimaraes Scotelaro Alves MDF, Gripp AC, et al, Early Malignant Syphilis Associated with Uveitis in Immunocompetent Patient: Case Report. Sci J Clin Res Dermatol. 2018;3(1): 001-002.
Published: 13 February 2018
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