|Programm||"Degeneration und Regeneration– Grundlagen, Diagnostik und Therapie"|
Oculo-Glandular Conjunctivitis Associated with Cat-scratch Disease
Künster A.1, Emmerich K. H.1, Jeckel M.2
Purpose: Cat-scratch disease is an often self-limiting granulomatous disease associated with local lymphadenopathy, which can also affect the eye and its adnexa. It is caused by a rickettsia-like bacterium called Bartonella henselae, which enters the organism through a skin lesion caused by cats. Characteristically an unilateral lid swelling with partially exulcerating subtarsal granulomas ca be seen, a conjunctivitis with chemosis and swelling of the regionary lymph nodes in the preauricular and submandibular region. A rare complication is a neuroretinitis with typical papilledema and macular exsudates.