Acute endogenous endophthalmitis due to Bartonella henselae

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-721
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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