Bartonellosis (aka Bartonella illness, cat scratch fever)
Bartonella henselae is associated with heartburn, abdominal pain, skin rash, mesenteric adenitis, gastritis and duodentis in children and adolescents. Symptoms can include visual problems, headaches, significant lymph node enlargement, resistant neurological deficits and the new onset of a seizure disorder. Diagnosis is based on acute and convalescent antibody titers (IFA) and/or positive PCR analysis. Treatment may be combination macrolides, TCNs, rifamycin, (also possible Bactrim or fluoroquinolones). Provided as information only. Click album below for photos of Bartonella rashes /index.php/resources/medical-photos/category/27-bartonella
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Clin Ophthalmol. 2011; 5: 817–829.
Published online 2011 Jun 16. https://doi.org/10.2147/
Ophthalmic manifestations of bartonella infection
Authors: Amer, Radgonde 1 ; Tugal-Tutkun, Ilknur 2 ;
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology, Volume 28, Number 6, November 2017, pp. 607-612(6)
Kalogeropoulos, D., Asproudis, I., Stefaniotou, M. et al. Bartonella henselae– and quintana-associated uveitis: a case series and approach of a potentially severe disease with a broad spectrum of ocular manifestations. Int Ophthalmol 39, 2505–2515 (2019). https://doi.org/10.
Bartonella henselae infection associated with neuroretinitis, central retinal artery and vein occlusion, neovascular glaucoma, and severe vision loss. American Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 137, Issue 1, January 2004, Pages 187-189
Bartonella Neuroretinitis Following Dog Bite: an Uncommon Case of NonFeline Related Cat Scratch Disease and Review of Literature
The Continuing Ophthalmic Challenge of Bartonella henselae. Ophthalmology Science
Volume 1, Issue 3, September 2021, 100048
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