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June 1978

Congenital Syphilis of the Eye With Lens Involvement

Author Affiliations

From the Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo, Lima, Peru (Dr Contreras), and the Department of Pathology, Maternity Hospital, Lima.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(6):1052-1053. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910050572016

• Pathological examination of a girl with congenital syphilis revealed a focal granulomatous reaction involving the anterior uvea and lens. Krajian's (silver) stain exhibited spiral forms that were morphologically compatible with Treponema pallidum within the lens cortex. These findings have been rarely reported in early congenital lues.

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