Monday, December 12, 2016

BARTONELLA Cat Scratch Fever

After a seven-year-old boy failed a school vision screening test he was sent for an eye evaluation. He had a small mass in his eye and retinal detachment. A brain MRI revealed more abnormalities.
After the eye was removed, further examination of the growth revealed a type of inflammation called a granuloma which can be caused by #Bartonella. The boy had recently spent time with kittens and received scratches on both arms. They boy was treated with antibiotics and his brain abnormalities resolved.
The authors of the case study conclude, “Optic nerve granulomas are a rare presentation of cat scratch disease and could potentially masquerade as retinoblastoma.” This new, free article is available to read here:
To expand the spectrum of ophthalmic manifestations in cat scratch disease.Case report.A 7-year-old male was referred for evaluation of his left optic disc after failing vision screening test at school. His visual acuity was 20/20 OD and light perception…

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