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Dr. Scott Keith
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Cat Scratch Fever (Definition)

Infectious disease caused by the bacterium bartonella henselae. It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat after about one to two weeks after the scratch. Lymph gland swelling in neck and under the arms are common. The disease is self-limiting, and is usually treated without anti-biotics in normal ...Read more


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My mom gets cat scratch disease, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets cat scratch disease, so am I likely to get it later?

?: Your question seems to suggest that your mom's condition is recurrent which is quite unusual. Cat scratch disease is an uncommon infection that usually affects immunocompromised people. Once treated it should go away for good. If your immune system is good you should not worry about it. Maybe she has something else? ...Read more

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How often do people contract cat scratch disease? How is it treated? Is treatment necessary? How long is recovery?

How often do people contract cat scratch disease? How is it treated? Is treatment necessary? How long is recovery?

CSD: Cat-scratch disease (CSD) s a common and usually benign infectious disease caused by a bacterium, either Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana.[2][3] It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat[2] within about one to two weeks. It generally doesn't require any treatment. ...Read more

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I got scratched by a car it's been like a month and so and its a stray cat do you think I got rabies or cat scratch fever ?

I got scratched by a car it's been like a month and so and its a stray cat do you think I got rabies or cat scratch fever ?

Locate the cat: Cats, dogs and ferrets are the 3 animals that we know we can monitor them for 10 days - and if they are 'fine' after a bite or a scratch, then you won't get rabies. The problem is, cats CAN be instrumental in propagating disease - so I would take this seriously. About 1 in 1000 rabies cases is from a scratch, so the odds are low - but I would still see a doc about this for more info. ...Read more

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Pink, raised. Could this be cat scratch fever?

Pink, raised. Could this be cat scratch fever?

Anything possible: But your question does not provide enough information to allow a clear response. Tell us more about what is going on. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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Must you have convulsions to have cat scratch fever?

Must you have convulsions to have cat scratch fever?

No.: Seizures as a manifestation of cat scratch disease are uncommon, and the disease is present in most patients who never go on to develop seizures. ...Read more

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Help can cat scratch disease come back even after treatment?

Yes: Cat-scratch is an infectious condition so, yes, it can come back after treatment. If you're re-exposed to the causative agent or the treatment was done with the wrong antibiotic or it's resistant to it, you may need more help. Get seen by a PCP and maybe an Infectious Disease physician. ...Read more

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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Cat scratch disease & enlarged spleen, how are they related?

Likely: About half of children have hepatomegaly or splenomegaly; the liver may be tender to palpation. Many of the patients with visceral involvement have no accompanying peripheral adenopathy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cat scratch fever papules to show up days after the scratch?

Is it possible for cat scratch fever papules to show up days after the scratch?

Yes: If you think you may have cat scratch disease let your doctor look at the eruption. Antibiotic therapy early in the course will interrupt the sequence of events and prevent the further development of problems. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more