A 38-year-old member asked:
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what is cat scratch fever?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 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 swelling.A variety of antibiotics can kill the germ but the treatment is often started too late to prevent some of the symptoms.
Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Antibiotics: Cat scratch fever is treated with antibiotics (augmentin).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
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With antibiotics: see your primary care physician .They will probably do some blood tests to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics.
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Dr. Joel Gallant
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I hope not.: I certainly hope not! it's treatable.
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Dr. Willam Lau
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Fever: A few days after a cat scratch, you may develop fever, lymph node swelling, or even cellulitis.
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