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Cat Scratch Fever In Children
Bartonella henselae: This is caused by a strain of bacteria that often thrives in the secretions of young kittens. It ends up in lymph nodes where it can cause conspicuous swelling. A variety of antibiotics can kill the germ but the treatment is often started too late to prevent some of the symptoms. ...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
Many ways: This is caused by a small bacteria which produces a small skin lesion at the site of the scratch in 1/2-3/4 of patients. Lymph nodes enlarge in the area closer to the body within about 10-14 days. At first these may be firm and tender, but then may break down and drain persistently. In some patients, particularly with impaired immune function it can affect the eye, liver, nervous system, etc. ...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 children without immunological problems. ...Read more
A bacterium bartonella henselae is the cause, a blood test can
detect antibodies to it
dr ted butler. ...Read more
I'm not sure but I think I have cat scratch fever. Can I die from this and what should I do to treat it?
Time for a visit: Cat Scratch fever is a relatively benign illness caused by the reaction to a bacteria often found in the saliva of young kittens. Although it has a variety of associated symptoms, most are self limited ant the most trouble comes when a regional lymph node becomes inflamed and it is surgically drained or removed. If present a variety of antibiotics are sometimes used in treatment. Some heal without ...Read more
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
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
My head is swollen and kinda oozing clear thick stuff and I have diarea. Are these also systems of cat scratch fever?
Uri: The combination of head congestion and mucus drainage presumably from your paranasal sinuses coupled with the presence of diarrhea suggests a viral upper respiratory tract infection and not cat scratch fever. Your symptoms should clear in several days and you should feel better after taking TYLENOL (acetaminophen) and using a nasal spray like ocean mist or even a decongestant like Sudafed, if you can take this. ...Read more
Cat scratch: That is the right treatment for cat scratch disease. Would recommend seeing your doc in follow up following the Er visit. ...Read more
Yes: Particularly if that is where you were scratched by a cat. If this is the case, see your doctor and get treated. ...Read more
Have a small but sore cat scratch from neighbors cat. Washed and put antiseptic cream on. Scared of disease/cat scratch fever! Should I worry?
Go Ask Ted Nugent: Don't worry. You should do OK. Thousands of people get scratched by cats every day and do well. Only maybe 1 in 100, 000 might get the"fever."If you cleaned it, you'll do fine. Just watch for any small lesions or blisters near the scratch or any small bumps that might develop or if you also get a fever. In that case, go see your doctor. Most usually get better in a few weeks with or without antibiotics. ...Read more
Can cat scratch fever cause swollen lymph nodes with no other symptoms? Around barn cats at times and have a reg. Cat in the house.
That is most common: Single, large, mildly painful lymphnode is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules (zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. Good luck. ...Read more
I just wanted to know if after lymph nodes swell, during cat scratch fever, could a gum sore and a face rash be other symptoms?
Yes: Cat scratch disease can cause fever and rashes and especially swollen glands the rash could also be due to any medicine sores on the gum also can have many causes ask md about any treatment indicated for the illness. Some antibiotics may make the illness improve faster than without those medications. ...Read more
Hello, my cat scratched my right wrist and now I have a red bump on my right hand. I'm a bit concerned, is that normal? I'd like to have some more information about this. I've been reading through some websites about the disease called ''Cat scratch fever/d
DOUBT IT: CSD is a slow moving bacterial infection that tends to cause swelling and inflammation in lymph nodes. The offending germ is common in the saliva of young cats, not older ones. There can be a bump in the scratch site, but this process moves toward your core, not down your hand. Other germs can be involved with a local site infection. Call your doc or go to a drop in clinic and have it examined. ...Read more
Could I have cat scratch fever, I have enlarged swollen lymph nodes, low grade fever abdominal soreness, CBC is normal cat licks me all the time?
Cat scratch: I have never heard or read about cases of cat scratch fever from just cat licking - it's called "scratch fever" for a reason. However, you are obviously around cats a lot, and the scratch does not have to be very significant to contract the disease. So it's a simple blood test and you would know the answer one way or the other - talk to your doc about getting the test done. ...Read more
Cat Scratch Disease (Definition)
An infection of the lymph nodes following a scratch or bite from a cat. ...Read more