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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 1990-1993

Bilateral nodular sclerokeratitis secondary to syphilis - A case report


Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Prafulla K Maharana
Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Services, Room Number S-5, First Floor, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2051_19

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A 30-year-old female patient presented with bilateral anterior nodular sclerokeratitis and multiple erythematous skin lesions involving the face, trunk, arms, and legs. The patient had a history of temporary relief with steroids, however the lesions recurred. A dermatology consultation was sought and the patient was diagnosed to have syphilis, consequent to which she was started on benzathine penicillin and showed a dramatic improvement in both skin and ocular lesions. A high index of suspicion for syphilis should be kept in mind for patients presenting with nodular scleritis to initiate timely and appropriate management with penicillin.


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