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May 1998

Syphilitic Uveitis and Dermatitis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1998;116(5):696-697. doi:10.1001/archopht.116.5.696

A 35-YEAR-OLD man presented with a 2-week history of right eye pain and photophobia. His ocular history was unremarkable. His medical history was notable for thoracic shingles diagnosed 4 years prior to our seeing him. Results of serologic testing for human immunodeficiency virus antibodies were negative. Review of systems revealed a flulike illness concurrent with the onset of visual symptoms, as well as scaly erythematous papules and plaques on the palms (Figure 1) and soles (Figure 2) and a moth-eaten alopecia on the scalp (Figure 3) first noted 3 months prior to our seeing him.

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