Cat scratch leads to woman’s vision loss and brain lesions: case 

Doctors say it’s the first reported case of CNS bartonellosis with multiple brain abscesses.
Sarah Simpkins
Figure 1. Initial brain MRI with contrast at admission.

Doctors have reported the first case of CNS bartonellosis with brain abscesses, in a woman whose infection may have stemmed from a cat scratch. 

The 28-year-old patient had presented to an ED in the US, reporting progressive vision loss over a four-month period, which was asymmetric, bilateral and painless.