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Table 1 Classification of posterior syphilitic uveitis

From: Characteristics of syphilitic uveitis in northern China

Pattern Description
Chorioretinitis The inflammation of the choroid, retinal pigment epithelium and retina, with change of choroid perfusion, pigment epitheliopathy and retinal hyperfluorescence in fluorescein.
Neuroretinitis The inflammation is confined to both retina and papilla optica.
Retinitis The inflammation is confined to retina.
papillitis The inflammation mainly affects papilla optica.
Primary retinal vasculitis The inflammation mainly affects the retinal vessels.
Posterior placoid chorioretinitis Fundus shows a yellowish, placoid, outer retinal lesion, involving the macular, with hyperfluorescence in the area of the lesion in fluorescein.