Parinaud syndrome caused by Bartonella henselae: case report

Síndrome de Parinaud causada por Bartonella henselae: relato de caso

Carlos Alberto Yamashita Adriana Mielle Natasha Slhessarenko Sérgio Nascimento Alfredo Gilio Márcia Pahl Bernardo Ejzenberg Evandro Baldacci Yassuhiko Okay About the authors

Abstracts

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.

Cat Scratch Disease; Parinaud Syndrome; Bartonella henselae


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.


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

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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

    Publication Dates

    • Publication in this collection
      22 Sept 2006
    • Date of issue
      Dec 1996

    History

    • Received
      06 Sept 1996
    • Accepted
      03 Dec 1996
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