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Table 2 Summary of demographic and clinical history of syphilitic patients (n = 21)

From: Characteristics of syphilitic uveitis in northern China

Demographic and clinical history No. (%) of patients
Gender
 Male 8 (38.1%)
 Female 13 (61.9%)
Clinical findings
 Systemic and ocular syphilis 13 (61.9%)
 Ocular syphilis only 9 (42.9%)
 Evidence of neurosyphilis 2 (9.5%)
Diagnosis of syphilis
 Known case 3 (14.3%)
  Male 2 (9.5%)
  Female 1 (4.8%)
 Diagnosed after presentation 18 (85.7%)
  Male 6 (28.6%)
  Female 12 (57.1%)
Stages
 Primary syphilis 0
 Secondary syphilis 9 (42.9%)
 Latent syphilis 10 (47.6%)
 Tertiary syphilis 2 (9.5%)
Duration
 ≥ 6 months 10 (47.6%)
9 (42.9%)
2 (9.5%)
 ≤ 1 month; < 6 months  
 < 1 month 9 (42.9%)
12 (57.1%)
Eyes involved
 Unilateral 13 (61.9%)
 Bilateral 8 (38.1%)
Previous diagnosis
 Misdiagnosed 7 (33.3%)
 Undiagnosed 3 (14.3%)
Usage of systemic immunosuppressants 1 (4.8%)
 ≥ 2 months 10 (47.6%)
 ≤ 0.5 month; < 2 months
 < 0.5 month
 Without systemic therapy