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Can You Cat Scratch Disease
Bacterial infection: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial uinfection caused by bartonella henselae and b. Clarridgeiae. There are 25, 000 cases annually in the us. It is characterized by a papule or pustule at the site of innoculation with swollen regional lymph node swelling. Csd is usually treated with a 5 day course of zithromax. ...Read more
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
Azithromycin: Cat scratch disease is a bacterial uinfection caused by bartonella henselae and b. Clarridgeiae. There are 25, 000 cases annually in the us. It is characterized by a papule or pustule at the site of innoculation with swollen regional lymph node swelling. Csd is usually treated with a 5 day course of azithromycin/zithromax. ...Read more
Cat scratch: First see a doctor to ensure correct diagnosis if the swollen glands do not resolve in 6-8 weeks or if associated with severe systemic symptoms. Antibiotics have not been proven to change the course of the disease but can be treated with azithromycin, Doxycycline or ciprofloxacin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection from Cats: Cat scratch disease, also known as cat scratch fever, is an infection, usually transmitted by a cat scratch or bite, manifested by a raised sore or wound (the scratch or bite), swollen lymph nodes, possibly a fever, headache or fatigue. Infection sometimes spreads elsewhere. The infectious organism, Bartonella henselae, may also be transmitted from cat saliva to an already existing open wound. ...Read more
Swollen glands fever: Cat scratch disease (csd) is a bacterial disease caused by bartonella henselae. Most people with csd have been bitten or scratched by a cat and developed a mild infection at the point of injury. Lymph nodes, especially those around the head, neck, and upper limbs, become swollen. Additionally, a person with csd may experience fever, headache, fatigue, and a poor appetite. ...Read more
Cat scratch fever: Cat scratch fever is caused by a bacteria named bartonella henselae. It is caused by the scratch of a cat. The bacteria can live in the cat's nails. The bacteria enter the skin, and about 1-2 weeks later the lymph nodes enlarge, fever and pain develop, and other symptoms. Any cat can cause it, even your own cat. To prevent it, keep your cat's claws clipped and don't allow her to scratch you. ...Read more
Not really: Yes and no. Probably everyone will get some puffiness and mild itching at the site of a cat scratch. Cat scratch disease is much more than those symptoms. But I would guess that almost everyone who gets cat scratch disease also had some puffiness and itching at the scratch site. I hope that helps. ...Read more
I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for cat scratch disease. How can I treat it fast?
Cat scratch disease: For most patients with mild or moderate csd, only conservative symptomatic treatment is recommended because the disease is self-limited. Administer antipyretics and analgesics as needed. Local heat may be applied to the involved lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 28 year old son got a very slight scratch from his friends cat, I am now worried sick he will get Cat Scratch Disease. Do I need to feel this way?
Maybe: The bacteria of CSD is primarily found in the saliva of kittens and younger cats. For some reason older cats no longer carry the germ. If the cat is a young germ carrier, it might trigger the process, but infection by other bacteria is more likely if the wound was not cleaned immediately. It sometimes takes weeks before the CSD is in its full form. If the wound was tended to, risk is negligible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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