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Description:This photograph depicts the presence of a diffuse stromal haze in the cornea of a female patient, known as interstitial keratitis (IK), which was due to her late-staged congenital syphilitic condition.
Interstitial keratitis, which is an inflammation of the cornea’s connective tissue elements, and usually affects both eyes, can occur as a complication brought on by congenital, or acquired syphilis. IK usually occurs in children older than two years of age.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley, VD
Creation Date:1973
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Links:CDC - National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Facts on Syphilis
CDC – National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases – STD Prevention – Syphilis Fact
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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