Unilateral syphilitic perioptic neuritis in a patient coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1
- 1Department of Genitourinary Medicine, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- 2Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- Correspondence to: Dr M S T Basta Genitourinary medicine department, Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK;
- Accepted 11 January 2007
Perioptic neuritis caused by secondary syphilis is a rare ophthalmic manifestation in the HIV-infected host. Early diagnosis and treatment of this condition is required to prevent further visual damage. We report a case of unilateral syphilitic perioptic neuritis in a patient coinfected with HIV-1.
Competing interests: None declared.