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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Help can cat scratch disease come back even after treatment?

Yes: Cat-scratch is an infectious condition so, yes, it can come back after treatment. If you're re-exposed to the causative agent or the treatment was done with the wrong antibiotic or it's resistant to it, you may need more help. Get seen by a PCP and maybe an Infectious Disease physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what seems to be permanent blurry vision in my right eye from cat-scratch disease. Are there any treatment?

What to do if I have what seems to be permanent blurry vision in my right eye from cat-scratch disease. Are there any treatment?

Retinal specialist: Bartonella henselae is a bacterial infection from cat scratch disease. This can cause swelling in the optic nerve and occasional leakage of retinal blood vessels. This causes visual loss from macular edema, which usually resolves and lipid (fat from blood) deposits in the macula- the central retin responsible for central vision. Sometimes this does not resolve. I would get it evaluated/treated. ...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 are some ways to treat cat scratch disease?

What are some ways to treat cat scratch disease?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Cat scratch disease?

What is the definition or description of: Cat scratch disease?

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

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My mom gets cat scratch disease, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets cat scratch disease, so am I likely to get it later?

?: Your question seems to suggest that your mom's condition is recurrent which is quite unusual. Cat scratch disease is an uncommon infection that usually affects immunocompromised people. Once treated it should go away for good. If your immune system is good you should not worry about it. Maybe she has something else? ...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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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