Coexistence of Papillitis and Posterior Placoid Chorioretinopathy as the Presenting Symptoms of Syphilis-Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection
ConclusionsThe character of the periosteal reaction is clearly distinguishable from normal bone but is otherwise non ‐specific, with the exception of distinguishing direct pyogenic bone infection and those not directly related to infection and perhaps allowing identification of renal disease.
Discussion: This review suggests that levodopa has the potential to improve chorea in BTL syndrome while its use in chorea due to other disorders requires further study. BTL syndrome due to NKX2-1 mutation responded to levodopa while we did not find any case of chorea due to ADCY-5 mutation responding to levodopa.
New England Journal of Medicine,Volume 382, Issue 9, Page 845-854, February 2020.
We described the frequency of disease overlaps; for example, 34.7% of clients with a syphilis record had a gonorrhea record. We quantified known overlaps, finding 1274 clients had gonorrhea, infectious syphilis, and HIV/AIDS records, and potentially emerging overlaps, finding 59 clients had HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and iGAS records. IMPLICATIONS: Our novel person-based integrated surveillance dataset represents a platform for ongoing in-depth assessment of disease overlaps such as the relative timing of disease records. It enables a more client-focused approach, is a step towards improved characterization of syndemics i...
Conclusions: This municipality needs to reach mothers with lower socioeconomic status, restructure the local health services, and enhance their operationalization to improve the quality of prenatal care.
AbstractSyphilis is a sexually transmitted bacterial disease relevant to pregnancy because it has the potential to cause congenital syphilis if it occurs at any time during pregnancy. An upsurge in cases of syphilis in women and hence congenital syphilis has been reported worldwide recently. 40% of cases can result in spontaneous miscarriages, stillbirth, non-immune hydrops, fetal growth restriction and perinatal death, as well as serious sequelae in liveborn infected children. Pregnancy complications can be avoided by early detection and treatment in the antenatal period. All antenatal women should be screened for syphili...
A “reverse sequence syphilis screening” algorithm is widely used for syphilis testing. This retrospective study showed that most (65%) pregnant women with discordant screening results (treponemal multiplex flow immunoassay IgG+/rapid plasma reagin-) had a nonreactive confirmatory Treponema pallidu m-particle agglutination assay, likely indicative of a false-positive reaction.
Mario Vaccaro, Ilenia Marafioti, Giuseppe Nunnari, Giovanni Francesco Pellicanò, Federico Vaccaro, Costantino John Trombetta, Serafinella Patrizia CannavòIndian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 2020 86(2):184-186
Publication date: 2020Source: IDCases, Volume 19Author(s): Sapna Muralidhar Goutham, Manobalan Karunanandhan
Conclusion: Etiologies of uveitis have changed over the years. Further development of novel tests and diagnostic criteria would increase definitive diagnosis for unclassified uveitis. (147/150 words). PMID: 32068467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]