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Syphilitic perioptic neuritis mimicking papilloedema

Grace S H Low and Robert H Edis
Med J Aust 2009; 191 (4): 236.
Published online: 17 August 2009

To the Editor: Following the letter by Kitson et al, about a patient with asymptomatic ocular syphilis,1 we describe another unusual presentation of syphilis, with perioptic neuritis that mimicked papilloedema.

  • Grace S H Low
  • Robert H Edis

  • Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: gracelow79@hotmail.com

Acknowledgements: 

Thanks to Robert Edis, Adel Ekladious, Barry Walters, Jenny McCloskey, Catherine Franconi, Mei-Ling Tay-Kearney and Sam Kain from the Departments of Internal Medicine, Neurology, Sexual Health and Ophthalmology, Royal Perth Hospital, for their joint contributions.

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