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How Long Should Cat Scratch Disease Last
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
How often do people contract cat scratch disease? How is it treated? Is treatment necessary? How long is recovery?
CSD: Cat-scratch disease (CSD) s a common and usually benign infectious disease caused by a bacterium, either Bartonella henselae or Bartonella quintana. It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat within about one to two weeks. It generally doesn't require any treatment. ...Read more
How long can cat scratch disease hang around. I'm on azithromycin, but I cat seem to shake the sore throat, swollen nodes and a face rash?
Therapy - 4 wks: Cat scratch disease is caused by the bacteria bartonella henselae, and can prsent in different ways, depending on what organ is infected and how well your immune system is functioning. Treated with azithromycin, symptoms can last up to 4 weeks, with thr enlarged lymph nodes lasting potentially, over a few months. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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