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Branch retinal artery occlusion secondary to Bartonella henselae infection in a 13 year-old.

Authors
  • Eloubeidi, Dala M1
  • Kilpatrick, David L2, 3
  • Crosson, Jason N2, 3
  • 1 The University of South Alabama, College of Medicine, USA.
  • 2 Retina Consultants of Alabama, P.C., USA.
  • 3 The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of ophthalmology case reports
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2020
Volume
19
Pages
100734–100734
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100734
PMID: 32435719
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

To summarize the case of a 13 year-old boy diagnosed with a BRAO secondary to B. henselae infection. The patient presented with a sudden, unilateral, and painless scotoma. Fundoscopic findings and multimodal imaging were consistent with a BRAO with associated areas of intraretinal whitening along the involved artery. Upon further questioning, the patient reported having 15 cats at home. Antibodies were positive for B. henselae. The patient was treated with oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 2 months with complete resolution of the retinal findings and the scotoma. B. henselae should be considered as a potential cause of retinitis and BRAO, even in pediatric-aged patients. © 2020 The Authors.

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