Neurosyphilis Presenting with Papillitis

  • Martin Edward Perry Department of Rheumatology, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley
  • Sarah Cooper Undergraduate Medical School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • Shona Corry Undergraduate Medical School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
Keywords: neurosyphilis, papillitis, treponema pallidus


Syphilis is one of the oldest described infectious diseases in the world and is caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum[1]. Although now a rare disease, incidence is increasing with the number of diagnoses of the disease rising in England from 1688 to 2713 between 2003 and 2012 (a 61% increase)[2]. Major outbreaks of syphilis have been documented in London, Manchester, Dublin, and Brighton particularly among men who have sex with men (MSM)[3]. Diagnosis remains difficult on account of multi-system symptoms, duration of the condition, and social stigma.


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  • Published: 2017-09-05

    Issue: Vol 4 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Perry, M., Cooper, S., & Corry, S. (2017). Neurosyphilis Presenting with Papillitis. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4(9).

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