Ocular manifestations of rickettsia in children: common but frequently overlooked.

Marques SHM1,2, Guerra MG2, Almeida C2, Ribeiro M2.

We review two cases of ocular manifestations of Rickettsia conorii infection in children. A girl who presented unilateral visual loss with focal retinitis and macular oedema and a boy with unilateral central scotoma and bilateral anterior uveitis. Progressive functional and anatomic recovery was observed after oral antibiotics and steroids were initiated.


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