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What is cat scratch disease?

What is 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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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How long does cat scratch disease last?

How long does cat scratch disease last?

Cat Scratch Disease: Symptoms may not appear for 1 week to 2 months after scratch or bite. When it is uncomplicated, symptoms usually last a month or less. ...Read more

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How can I know if have cat-scratch disease?

How can I know if have cat-scratch disease?

Cat scratch disease: The most common symptom is an enlarged lymph node draining the area where the scratch (usually from an outside cat) . A host of other symptoms can occur including fever, retinitis and involvement of the liver. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cat scratch disease?

What sort of disease is cat scratch disease?

Infectious: It is an infection caused by a bacterium called bartonella henselae. ...Read more

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How do you recover from cat scratch /disease?

Recovery.: Usually no treatment is required for cat scratch disease but antibiotics may be required in severe cases. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cat scratch disease ?

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What are the symptoms of cat scratch disease ?

Swollen gland: Gland swelling is the predominant symptom in individuals with normal immune system. Fever is noted in approximately 30% of patients. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat cat scratch disease?

What are some ways to treat cat scratch disease?

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

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My son has cat scratch disease. Where do I start?

My son has cat scratch disease. Where do I start?

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 more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Cat Scratch Disease (Definition)

Cat scratch disease is an infectious illness caused by a bacteria found in cats. Symptoms include a tender and swollen lymph node, fever, chills, and headache. ...Read more