Woolston, Sophie; Cohen, Stephanie E; Fanfair, Robyn Neblett; Lewis, Sarah C; Marra, Christina M; Golden, Matthew R
A Cluster of Ocular Syphilis Cases — Seattle, Washington, and San Francisco, California, 2014–2015
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  • MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 2015-10-16, Vol.64 (40), p.1150-1151
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ATLANTA: Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Ocular syphilis, a clinical manifestation of neurosyphilis, typically occurs during early syphilis; uveitis is the most common presentation. For sexually active persons, the following steps can reduce the risk for syphilis: being in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and has not tested positive for early syphilis; using latex condoms correctly every time they have sex; and for men who have sex with men (MSM), having annual screening for syphilis, and more frequent screening for MSM at greater risk. Patients with ocular symptoms consistent with syphilis should be serologically evaluated for syphilis. Here, Woolston describes a cluster of ocular syphilis cases in Seattle WA and in San Francisco CA during 2014-15.

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