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What diseases can cat bites cause?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The most common is a skin infection at the site of the bite. You can also get catch scratch disease, which results in infection of lymph nodes near the site. Although, this is more common with kittens.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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None (OK maybe one): No nasty diseases. Common bacteria can enter through breaks in the skin and cause infection(impetigo and cellulitis). Avoid scratching as that can int ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Serious: Cat bites can induce bacteria that can be difficult to treat. See you doctor if you have had a cat bite.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cat Scratch Fever: Disease is one possibility.
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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Probably not.: Cats are not likely to do this, unless there is a very extreme allergy that triggers a severe autoimmune reaction, and this is real remote. Cats usua ... Read More

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