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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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What are the symptoms of cat scratch disease ?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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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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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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