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RENAL MICROABSCESSES DUE TO BARTONELLA INFECTION

Salehi, Nedda MD*; Custodio, Haidee MD†; Rathore, Mobeen H. MD*†‡

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: May 2010 - Volume 29 - Issue 5 - pp 472-473
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181cb45c4
Brief Reports

We report a case of cat scratch disease with bilateral renal microabscesses. This case is unique in that there were no other abscesses found intrabdominally. A previously healthy child was admitted with a 12-day history of fever and headaches. Bartonella henselae titers were initially IgG 1:640 and IgM 1:100, and later IgG >1:2560 and IgM >1:800. An abdominal ultrasound examination was normal but CT scan revealed microabscesses in both kidneys.

From the *General Academic and Hospital Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL; †Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, FL; and ‡Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL.

Accepted for publication November 12, 2009.

Address for correspondence: Mobeen Rathore, MD, 653-1 West 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209. E-mail: mobeen.rathore@jax.ufl.edu.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.