The unfaithful neuritis

Luca De Simone, Francesco Pellegrini, Daniele Cirone, Luca Cimino, Julie Falardeau

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Abstract

A 55-year-old man with a history of mantle cell lymphoma reported acute blurred vision in the right eye. Although initially diagnosed with acute retrobulbar optic neuritis, 3 weeks later retinal infiltrates and vitritis developed, but vitrectomy resulted negative for vitreoretinal lymphoma. Further investigation revealed a serology positive for syphilis. This case highlights the role of the ophthalmologist in the diagnosis of syphilis, which is able to mimick multiple eye disorders, optic neuritis, and vitreoretinal lymphoma among others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSurvey of Ophthalmology
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Neuritis
Optic Neuritis
Syphilis
Lymphoma
Mantle-Cell Lymphoma
Vitrectomy
Serology

Keywords

  • mottled retinitis
  • optic neuritis
  • syphilis
  • vitreoretinal lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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De Simone, L., Pellegrini, F., Cirone, D., Cimino, L., & Falardeau, J. (Accepted/In press). The unfaithful neuritis. Survey of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2018.05.006

The unfaithful neuritis. / De Simone, Luca; Pellegrini, Francesco; Cirone, Daniele; Cimino, Luca; Falardeau, Julie.

In: Survey of Ophthalmology, 01.01.2018.

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De Simone, Luca ; Pellegrini, Francesco ; Cirone, Daniele ; Cimino, Luca ; Falardeau, Julie. / The unfaithful neuritis. In: Survey of Ophthalmology. 2018.
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