Ocular bartonellosis in transplant recipients: Two case reports and review of the literature

Academic Article


  • Cat scratch disease is caused by Bartonella henselae and usually manifests as localized lymphadenopathy and fever in immunocompetent patients. Immunocompromised patients are at risk for developing disseminated disease affecting the liver, spleen, eyes, central nervous system, and other organs. Bartonellosis is infrequently reported in solid organ transplant recipients, and published case reports usually discuss disseminated infection. Localized ocular disease with B. henselae, while well documented in immunocompetent hosts, is uncommon in immunocompromised patients. Herein, we present 2 cases of ocular bartonellosis in renal transplant patients, 1 with disseminated infection, and 1 without.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 10156054
  • Author List

  • Lee RA; Ray M; Kasuga DT; Kumar V; Witherspoon CD; Baddley JW
  • Start Page

  • 723
  • End Page

  • 727
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 5