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What is cat scratch fever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 swelling.A variety of antibiotics can kill the germ but the treatment is often started too late to prevent some of the symptoms.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of cat scratch fever?

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Dr. Willam Lau
Infectious Disease 11 years experience
Fever: A few days after a cat scratch, you may develop fever, lymph node swelling, or even cellulitis.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How do you cure cat scratch fever?

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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 45 years experience
With antibiotics: see your primary care physician .They will probably do some blood tests to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How does cat scratch fever affect the body?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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 area closer to the body within about 10-14 days. At first these may be firm and tender, but then may break down and drain persistently. In some patients, particularly with impaired immune function it can affect the eye, liver, nervous system, etc.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: cat scratch fever?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Cat scratch disease is an infection with bartonella bacteria that is believed to be transmitted by cat scratches and bites.
A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the medical name for cat scratch fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bartonella henselae: Cat Scratch Disease is caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae.

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