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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

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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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What is the definition or description of: Cat scratch disease?

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

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What is the main symptom of cat scratch disease? How common is it?

What is the main symptom of cat scratch disease? How common is it?

Fever, lymph node enl: cat scratch fever occurs after scratches caused by a kitten. It is fairly common. There is enlargement of lymph nodes in the drainage area of the scratch and Fever. The nodes get large and are painful. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the main symptom of cat scratch disease?

Could you tell me what is the main symptom of cat scratch disease?

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

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How common is cat scratch disease and how easily is it transmitted?

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

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Can puffiness and itchint at a cat scratch site be symptoms of cat scratch disease?

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

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Can you tell me about the main symptom of cat scratch disease and is it likely I have it?

Cat Scratch Disease: Sx's: fever, headache, fatigue, v appetite ; swollen lymph nodes. I don't know what your symptoms are or your risks for getting it. ...Read more

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If we treat my child's cat scratch disease will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying?

Curable: Cat scratch disease is produced by a bacteria named bartonella henselae. It is quite treatable and curable and should not leave any permanent damages. ...Read more

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I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for cat scratch disease. How can I treat it fast?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Cat Scratch Disease (Definition)

An infection of the lymph nodes following a scratch or bite from a cat. ...Read more