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does cat scratch disease give you an enlarged spleen?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
It is possible: Spleenomegaly can be present in 10-15% of patients with cat scratch disease/fever.

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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Likely: About half of children have hepatomegaly or splenomegaly; the liver may be tender to palpation. Many of the patients with visceral involvement have no accompanying peripheral adenopathy.

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