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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

Print version ISSN 0036-4665

Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo vol.38 no.6 São Paulo Nov./Dec. 1996

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651996000600009 

CASE REPORT

 

Parinaud syndrome caused by Bartonella henselae: case report

 

Síndrome de Parinaud causada por Bartonella henselae: relato de caso

 

 

Carlos Alberto YamashitaI; Adriana MielleI; Natasha SlhessarenkoII; Sérgio NascimentoI; Alfredo GilioI; Márcia PahlI; Bernardo EjzenbergIII; Evandro BaldacciIII; Yassuhiko OkayIV

IMD. Pediatric Division of the University Hospital, Pediatric Department of the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo
IIMD. Hospital das Clínicas of the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo
IIIPhD, MD. Pediatric Division of the University Hospital, Pediatric Department of the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo
IVPhD, MD. Chairman of Pediatrics Department. Pediatric Division of the University Hospital of the School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo

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SUMMARY

The authors report a case of Parinaud syndrome (conjunctivitis with pre-auricular satellite adenitis) caused by Bartonella henselae, the etiologic agent of Cat Scratch Disease. The etiologic assessment of this case was performed by serum indirect immunofluorescence reaction and allowed for a better therapeutics and follow up, avoiding ineffective antibiotics and surgical interventions.

Keywords: Cat Scratch Disease; Parinaud Syndrome; Bartonella henselae.


RESUMO

Os autores relatam um caso do Síndrome de Parinaud (conjuntivite com adenite satélite pré-auricular) causada por Bartonella henselae, o agente etiológico da Doença da Arranhadura do Gato. O esclarecimento etiológico deste caso foi feito através da reação de imunofluorescência indireta o que permitiu um adequado enfoque terapêutico e acompanhamento do paciente, evitando o uso de antibióticos inadequados e intervenções cirúrgicas.


 

 

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Correspondence to:
Dr. Carlos Alberto Yamashita
Pediatric Division of the University Hospital
Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes 2565
Cidade Universitária, 05508-900 São Paulo, SP, Brasil

Recebido para publicação em 06/09/1996
Aceito para publicação em 03/12/1996