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What are the symptoms of cat scratch fever?

What are the symptoms of cat scratch fever?

Fever: A few days after a cat scratch, you may develop fever, lymph node swelling, or even cellulitis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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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.

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

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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?

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

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How do you cure cat scratch fever?

How do you cure cat scratch fever?

With antibiotics: see your primary care physician .They will probably do some blood tests to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cat scratch fever?

What is the definition or description of: cat scratch fever?

Bacterial infection: 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

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My cat scratched me and I think I might have cat scratch fever. How do I know?

My cat scratched me and I think I might have cat scratch fever. How do I know?

Blood test: A bacterium bartonella henselae is the cause, a blood test can detect antibodies to it dr ted butler. ...Read more

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Pink, raised. Could this be cat scratch fever?

Pink, raised. Could this be cat scratch fever?

Anything possible: But your question does not provide enough information to allow a clear response. Tell us more about what is going on. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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Must you have convulsions to have cat scratch fever?

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

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What is cat scratch fever?

What is cat scratch fever?

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

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How does cat scratch fever affect the body?

How does cat scratch fever affect the body?

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

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I wanted to know is cat scratch fever for real?

I wanted to know is cat scratch fever for real?

Yes: 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

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Will cat scratch fever go away without taking medicine?

Will cat scratch fever go away without taking medicine?

Yes, if mild: Generally, cat scratch disease is not serious. Medical treatment is not usually needed. When it is severe, then antibiotics like Azithromycin can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have cat scratch fever if no cat?

Is it possible for me to have cat scratch fever if no cat?

Yes: The organism can occasionally be transmitted from dogs, but this is very unusual. Other animals may also be carriers. ...Read more

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Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?

Can you get cat scratch fever without being scratched or bitten by a cat?

Yes: But you still need to come in contact with a cat. If a cat licks a break in your skin, then bartonella, the bacteria that causes cat scratch disease, can be transmitted. ...Read more

Dr. Colin McCannel
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Cat Scratch Disease (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more