Cat Scratch Disease, Ocular Manifestations

Bartonella henselae, gram-negative rod, is the principal etiologic agent of cat scratch disease and is associated with an expanding spectrum of ocular manifestations

Gilad Rabina

2017

Scholarcy highlights

  • Bartonella henselae, gram-negative rod, is the principal etiologic agent of cat scratch disease and is associated with an expanding spectrum of ocular manifestations
  • Flulike illness associated with regional adenopathy and in some cases followed by neuroretinitis or Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome
  • It is usually caused by Bartonella henselae which is transmitted by cats
  • Cat-to-cat transmission of B. henselaeis mediated by the cat flea, but the role of fleas in transmission of infection to humans is unknown
  • CSD is transmitted to humans by the scratches, licks, and bites of domestic cats

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