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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
Dermatology 40 years experience
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.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
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.

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