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Utility of MR imaging in cat-scratch neuroretinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17583805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
About 80% of cat-scratch disease (CSD) infections occur in children, and CSD neuroretinitis (optic neuropathy with retinal exudates in a "macular star" pattern) mostly occurs in children and young adults. A recent study suggested that CSD optic neuropathy has specific features on MR imaging. However, MR imaging findings in CSD neuroretinitis are not well described in the pediatric literature. We present a patient with CSD neuroretinitis in whom these specific MR imaging features preceded the macular star, a funduscopic finding strongly suggestive of neuroretinitis. This case demonstrates how knowledge of these features is important in the appropriate diagnostic work-up of optic neuropathy. MR imaging also incidentally revealed neuritis of another cranial nerve in the auditory canal-a rare manifestation of CSD.
Arun K Reddy; Michael C Morriss; Greg I Ostrow; Merrill Stass-Isern; Scott E Olitsky; Lisa H Lowe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-06-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-10     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  840-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bartonella henselae
Cat-Scratch Disease / complications*
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Retinitis / diagnosis*,  microbiology*

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