Unilateral visual loss secondary to cat scratch disease in a healthy young man

Norfarizal Ashikin Abdullah, Umi Kalthum Md Noh, Rona Asnida Nasaruddin, Ayesha Md Zain, Hanizasuriana Hashim, Jemaima Che Hamzah

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Abstract

Cat scratch disease is a benign clinical syndrome manifested as lymphadenopathy, fever and sometimes with atypical symptom of blurring of vision. It occurs following cat's bites or scratches. This case report presented a healthy young man presented with left eye blurring of vision for 1 month duration preceeded by history of recurrent low grade fever with previous history of being scratched by cat. Examination revealed optic disc edema with macula star. Thorough investigations were done and shown positive titre towards Bartonella henselae. He responded well with intravenous ceftazidime, oral doxycycline and rifampicin. His vision improved to 6/9 and 6/6 with pinhole after 3 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-79
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Cat-Scratch Disease
Cats
Fever
Bartonella henselae
Papilledema
Ceftazidime
Doxycycline
Bites and Stings
Rifampin

Keywords

  • Bartonella henselae
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Immunocompetent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Unilateral visual loss secondary to cat scratch disease in a healthy young man. / Abdullah, Norfarizal Ashikin; Md Noh, Umi Kalthum; Nasaruddin, Rona Asnida; Zain, Ayesha Md; Hashim, Hanizasuriana; Che Hamzah, Jemaima.

In: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, p. 77-79.

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Abdullah, Norfarizal Ashikin ; Md Noh, Umi Kalthum ; Nasaruddin, Rona Asnida ; Zain, Ayesha Md ; Hashim, Hanizasuriana ; Che Hamzah, Jemaima. / Unilateral visual loss secondary to cat scratch disease in a healthy young man. In: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 2015 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 77-79.
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