J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1980 Sep;21(3):323-327.

A Case of Congenital Syphilitic Interstitial Keratitis

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Korea.

Abstract

The authors experienced one case of interstitial keratitis due to congenital syphilis, which showed interstitial keratitis, positive serologic test for syphilis(VDRL) and typical Hutchinson's teeth but no deafness. Syphilitic interstitial keratitis is characterized by wide spread infiltrative inflammation of corneal stroma. chronic course and benign tendency. A brief review and relating literatures are presented.


MeSH Terms

Corneal Stroma
Deafness
Inflammation
Keratitis*
Serologic Tests
Syphilis, Congenital
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