How is neuroretinitis manifested in cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Patients with neuroretinitis generally present with painless, unilateral visual loss. Examination reveals decreased visual acuity, decreased color vision, and centrocecal scotoma. The optic disc appears edematous, and exudates frequently surround the macula.

Neuroretinitis is possibly due to a subretinal angiomatous nodule similar to that seen in bacillary angiomatosis.


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