Cat scratch neuroretinitis: The role of acute and convalescent titers for diagnosis

Archit Gulati, Sushma Yalamanchili, Karl C. Golnik, Andrew G. Lee

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Abstract

Cat scratch neuroretinitis (CSN) is a clinical diagnosis supported by serological testing. We present 2 cases of CSN in which initial acute titers were negative or equivocal for Bartonella henselae while convalescent titers were shown to be positive. We report these cases to emphasize that a single acute negative titer is insufficient to exclude the diagnosis of CSN and that convalescent titers should be obtained in patients for whom there is a high clinical suspicion of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology

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