Neuroretinitis following bull ant sting

Katja Ullrich, Niladri Saha, Stewart Lake

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    Cat scratch disease causes the majority of cases of neuroretinitis. Neuroretinitis is characterised by clinical features of papillitis, macular oedema and macular star. We report a case study of infection with Bartonella henselae most likely transmitted by a bull ant sting. The patient presented with blurred vision and reduced visual acuity after being stung by an ant in her garden some 7 days earlier. Further testing revealed positive serology to B henselae and the patient improved with appropriate treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBMJ Case Reports
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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