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J Clin Microbiol. 2003 Aug;41(8):3991-3.

Cat scratch disease presenting as orbital abscess and osteomyelitis.

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  • 1Divisions of General Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Scheie Eye Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA.

Abstract

Ocular manifestations of cat scratch disease are uncommon. The diagnosis is usually made on the basis of increasing Bartonella henselae serum antibody titers. We report a child presenting with orbital abscess and osteomyelitis who was diagnosed with hepatosplenic cat scratch disease by detection of B. henselae DNA in the orbital abscess fluid.

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PMC179855
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