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my doctor talked over my head. we are confused. what is cat scratch disease?

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Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience Dermatology
Cat scratch disease.: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted by a cat scratch or bite. Usually it will resolve with our treatment. The primary system is swollen lymph nodes.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Car scratch disease: Cat scratch disease is caused by a bacteria that can be on cat's claws. It will cause swelling of lymph nodes that drain the bite area and fever is also a common symptom. The treatment is antibiotics.
Answered on Jan 12, 2013
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