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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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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 often do people contract cat scratch disease? How is it treated? Is treatment necessary? How long is recovery?

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.[2][3] It is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat[2] within about one to two weeks. It generally doesn't require any treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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