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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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CRUZADO-SANCHEZ, Deivy et al. Neuroretinitis caused by Bartonella henselae: a case with follow up through optical coherence tomography. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2013, vol.30, n.1, pp.133-136. ISSN 1726-4634.

The case of a 36 year-old male with neuroretinitis caused by Bartonella henselae is reported, whose periodic follow-up was done through optical coherence tomography (OCT). The onset of this disease was characterized by unilateral low visual acuity (VA), painless, of sudden onset, in the right eye (RE), associated to l febrile symptom. The funduscopic examination showed edema in the posterior pole which extended from the optical disc to the macular region in the RE. The OCT confirmed macular and optical disc thickening, as well as the presence of subretinal macular fluid. Systemic studies were normal except for a blood count due to the presence of leukocytosis and positive for Bartonella henselae. The follow up with CT Scan helped to evaluate the decrease in macular edema, with the subsequent improvement of visual acuity and absence of related complications. This report describes the utility of the follow up with OCT in a patient with neuroretinitis caused by Bartonella henselae

Keywords : Optic nerve; Bartonella henselae; Tomography, optical coherence.

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