Cat-scratch Disease with Parinaud's Oculoglandular Syndrome

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Mar;58(1):48-51. doi: 10.5152/tao.2020.4792. Epub 2020 Mar 26.


Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is one of the most common causes of infectious cervicofacial lymphadenopathies in children, adolescents, and young adults. With this case report, we highlight the wide spectrum of atypical manifestations of CSD in an elderly patient who presented not only with cervicofacial lymphadenopathies but also parotid enlargement, and Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome which comprises granulomatous nonsuppurative conjunctivitis with adjacent ipsilateral preauricular lymphadenopathy. A high index of suspicion is needed to correctly diagnose and treat this clinical entity.

Keywords: Cat-scratch disease; Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome; cervicofacial lymphadenopathy; parotid swelling.

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  • Case Reports