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Nodular syphilitic scleritis masquerading as an ocular tumor

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, March 2015
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Title
Nodular syphilitic scleritis masquerading as an ocular tumor
Published in
Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12348-015-0040-5
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Sufiyan I Shaikh, Jyotirmay Biswas, Pukhraj Rishi

Abstract

Scleritis may be the initial or only presenting feature of systemic, autoimmune, or infectious disorders. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment for immune-mediated scleritis. However, steroids could prove detrimental when used to treat infectious scleritis. Hence, infectious causes of scleritis should be ruled out. A 47-year-old male from central India presented with swelling, pain, and redness in the left eye since 2 months. The patient was diagnosed elsewhere as having an extraocular extension of intraocular tumor and advised radiation brachytherapy for the same. Clinical examination revealed nodular scleritis in the left eye. The patient did not have any systemic illness or complaints suggestive of connective tissue disease. Laboratory investigations ruled out the same. However, Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test was positive. Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test and Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (TPHA) were also positive, confirming the diagnosis of syphilis. Ultrabiomicroscopy (UBM) and ultrasound scan of the eye ruled out intraocular tumor. Treatment was initiated with benzathine penicillin 2.4 million units per week for 3 weeks to which the patient responded remarkably well. Although rare, syphilis can present as nodular scleritis masquerading as ocular tumor. Syphilis must be considered in the list of etiological diagnoses in patients presenting with nodular scleritis, and testing for this disease should be a part of routine investigation in patients with scleritis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 7%
United States 1 7%
Unknown 13 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 27%
Student > Bachelor 3 20%
Student > Master 1 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 7%
Librarian 1 7%
Other 2 13%
Unknown 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 47%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 33%
Unknown 3 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 April 2015.
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#2,303,199
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Outputs from Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
#12
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#70,993
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
#3
of 9 outputs
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