BARTONELLA QUINTANA: LONGITUDINAL SPECTRAL-DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS–ASSOCIATED NEURORETINITIS: LONGITUDINAL SPECTRAL-DOMAIN OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHIC FINDINGS

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report an unusual case of neuroretinitis caused by Bartonella quintana and its spectral-domain optical coherence tomographic (SD-OCT) features.

Methods:

A 12-year-old girl presented with unilateral neuroretinitis with stellate maculopathy. Bartonellosis was confirmed after serologic testing for antibodies to B. quintana.

Results:

Color photograph of the right eye revealed papillitis and stellate macular exudation. spectral-domain optical coherence tomography of the right eye revealed hyperreflective dots in the outer nuclear and outer plexiform layers, as well as disruption and loss of the external limiting membrane, ellipsoid zone, and interdigitation zone in the foveal area.

Conclusion:

The authors report an unusual case of neuroretinitis by B. quintana and its spectral-domain optical coherence tomographic findings.

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