A Rare Presentation of Cat-Scratch Disease: A Case Report with Neuroretinitis and Review of Cases Reported from Turkey Kedi Tırmalama Hastalığı’nın Nadir Görülen Formu: Nöroretinitli Bir Olgu Sunumu ve Türkiye’den Bildirilen Olguların Derlemesi

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Klimik Dergisi, vol.35, no.3, pp.203-206, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.36519/kd.2022.4090
  • Journal Name: Klimik Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-206
  • Keywords: Bartonella henselae, cat-scratch diseases, neuroretinitis
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022, DOC Design and Informatics Co. Ltd.. All rights reserved.Neuroretinitis is a rare presentation of cat-scratch disease caused by Bartonella henselae. In this case report, we aimed to describe a 46-year-old male patient who presented with acute visual loss and was diagnosed as neuroretinitis. Fundus examination showed evidence of optic disc edema, macular star, and peripapillary hemorrhagia. The serological tests were positive for Bartonella with both IgM and IgG titers as 1/320. He was successfully treated with doxycycline for eight weeks. Both clinical and serological improvements were observed during the follow-up.