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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, if mild: Generally, cat scratch disease is not serious. Medical treatment is not usually needed. When it is severe, then antibiotics like Azithromycin can be ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Bartonella henselae: This is caused by a strain of bacteria that often thrives in the secretions of young kittens.It ends up in lymph nodes where it can cause conspicuous ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
With antibiotics: see your primary care physician .They will probably do some blood tests to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
I hope not.: I certainly hope not! it's treatable.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: A few days after a cat scratch, you may develop fever, lymph node swelling, or even cellulitis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many ways: This is caused by a small bacteria which produces a small skin lesion at the site of the scratch in 1/2-3/4 of patients. Lymph nodes enlarge in the a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bartonella henselae: Cat Scratch Disease is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bartonella henselae: Cat Scratch Disease is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is caused by a strain of bacteria that often thrives in the secretions of young kittens.It ends up in lymph nodes where it can cause conspicuous ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Cat Scratch Disease sx's: fever, headache, fatigue, v appetite & swollen lymph nodes.

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