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Am J Ophthalmol. 2004 Dec;138(6):1063-5.

Bartonella henselae infection presenting as a unilateral panuveitis simulating Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome.

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Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report an unusual ocular manifestation of cat scratch disease.

DESIGN:

Observational case report.

METHODS:

Review of the clinical, laboratory, photographic, and angiographic records of a patient with cat scratch disease.

RESULTS:

A 54-year-old woman presented with counting fingers visual acuity in the right eye associated with optic disk edema, diffuse choroidal thickening, and panuveitis. Fluorescein angiography showed disk leakage and hyperfluorescent spots with late leakage suggestive of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease. She was diagnosed with cat scratch disease by serum antibody titers and clinical course.

CONCLUSIONS:

Ocular manifestations of cat scratch disease can include diffuse thickening of the choroid. Cat scratch disease may manifest with angiographic features suggestive of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.

PMID:
15629311
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajo.2004.06.036
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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