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what is cat scratch disease?

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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial infection: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial uinfection caused by bartonella henselae and b. Clarridgeiae. There are 25, 000 cases annually in the us. It is characterized by a papule or pustule at the site of innoculation with swollen regional lymph node swelling. Csd is usually treated with a 5 day course of zithromax.
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