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Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2019 Jul 9;15:100515. doi: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.100515. eCollection 2019 Sep.

The development and spontaneous resolution of a full-thickness macular hole in bartonella henselae neuroretinitis in a 12-year-old boy.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
2
Vitreoretinal Surgery PA, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
3
Vistar Eye Center, Roanoke, VA, USA.

Abstract

Purpose:

To describe an unusual case of Bartonella henselae neuroretinitis complicated by macular hole (MH) development.

Observations:

A full-thickness macular hole developed in a 12-year-old boy in association with serology-confirmed Bartonella henselae neuroretinitis. Following a period of observation, the MH closed without intervention.

Conclusion and importance:

MH may occur as a complication of neuroretinitis secondary to Cat-Scratch Disease.

KEYWORDS:

Macular hole; Neuroretinitis; Retina

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