A 25-year-old member asked:
my doctor talked over my head. we are confused. what is cat scratch disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michelle Chambers answered
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
Dr. Donald Shenenberger answered
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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