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Anterior uveitis associated with cat scratch disease
  1. SHAFIQ UR REHMAN,
  2. TIMOTHY W METCALFE
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate HG2 7SX
  2. Department of Microbiology, Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate HG2 7SX
  1. MIKE BARNHAM
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate HG2 7SX
  2. Department of Microbiology, Harrogate District Hospital, Lancaster Park Road, Harrogate HG2 7SX
  1. Mr T W Metcalfe.

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Editor,—Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a relatively common and self limited infection causing fever and lymphadenopathy mainly in children and adolescents.1Previously reported ocular complications of CSD include Parinaud’s oculoglandular conjunctivitis,2 papillitis,3neuroretinitis,4 peripapillary angiomatosis,5and serous neurosensory retinal detachment.6 We present a case of CSD associated with anterior uveitis, a scenario previously unreported.

CASE REPORT

A 51 year old man presented to us with a 2 week history of a painful, red left eye associated with a reduction in vision. He gave a clear account of being scratched by his kitten, over the left eyebrow 3 weeks earlier. The ensuing fever, rigors, and submandibular lymphadenopathy had led his general practitioners to prescribe a course of oral clarithromycin for presumed CSD. Our patient developed pain and redness of a moderate degree in …

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