Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome associated with tularemia

21 December 2017 | External diseases | Цитата

Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome is a rare type of conjunctivitis, which is associated with ipsilateral submaxillary and cervical lymphadenopathy. The clinical manifestation of Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome has some similarity with viral conjunctivitis, but unlike those the one eye gets involved. It is often caused by cat-scratch disease, tularemia, and fungus. In rare cases the causes can be syphilis, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis. Tularemia is an infectious disease, which can be transmitted by contact with rodents??, by infected food or by mosquitos. The hunters are in great risk to get infected. The eye gets involved in 1-4% of cases. 35 y/o male was seen at Malayan’s Eye Center at Cornea-Uveitis Department. He was complaining of mucopurulent discharge, eyelids edema, enlarged lymph nodules and high temperature for two weeks. Past medical history is remarkable for hunting in endemic area for tularemia. Suspected diagnosis was Parinaud’s oculoglandular syndrome associated with tularemia, which was proved by infectious diseases specialist. He was prescribed systemic and local antibiotic therapy

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