Ocular Syphilis Among HIV-Infected Patients: A Systematic Analysis of the Literature
February 7, 2011
In the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), ocular syphilis among HIV-infected patients "continues to be a problem," wrote the authors. "However, outside of case reports or small case series, little is known about the clinical, laboratory, and treatment outcomes of these patients." The team undertook the current study to examine the literature on HIV-infected patients and determine the results of treatment.
The researchers conducted a systematic review of cases series and case reports among HIV-infected patients with ocular syphilis. They excluded reviews, reports in languages other than English, and reports before 1980. They evaluated the effect of CD4 count and virological suppression on clinical manifestations and diagnostic laboratory values.
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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