Journal Article

Acute Endogenous Endophthalmitis Due to <i>Bartonella henselae</i>

Debra A. Goldstein, Lars Mouritsen, Steven Friedlander, Howard H. Tessler and Deepak P. Edward

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 5, pages 718-721
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/321884
Acute Endogenous Endophthalmitis Due to Bartonella henselae

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A 45-year-old man presented with progressively worsening vitreitis of 1 week's duration. Treatment for cat-scratch disease 3 years prior to presentation and persistent vitreitis led to vitrectomy, and analysis of the vitrectomy specimen revealed inflammatory cells and necrotic debris; polymerase-chain-reaction analysis of the vitreous fluid sample, done by use of a novel heminested protocol, demonstrated the presence of Bartonella henselae DNA. Treatment with doxycycline led to improvement in the intraocular inflammation but resulted in a poor visual outcome.

Journal Article.  2839 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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