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My 28 year old son got a very slight scratch from his friends cat, I am now worried sick he will get Cat Scratch Disease. Do I need to feel this way?

As long as he does. not develop any swelling or bumps in the area and no fevers it is unlikely he has cat scratch disease. Read more...
Mgt. There is some risk, but most likely it is a superficial wound that will heal without complications. Watch for fever, swelling, linear marks and swelling of lymph nodes. In the meantime, keep the area clean and dry and apply neosporin ointment three times daily. Read more...
Maybe. The bacteria of CSD is primarily found in the saliva of kittens and younger cats.For some reason older cats no longer carry the germ. If the cat is a young germ carrier, it might trigger the process, but infection by other bacteria is more likely if the wound was not cleaned immediately.It sometimes takes weeks before the CSD is in its full form. If the wound was tended to, risk is negligible. Read more...

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...

I just got scratched in several places on my abdomen by a cat. Will not having a spleen make me more likely to get cat scratch disease?

A splenic. Not having a spleen will make you more at risk for many types of bacterial infections, especially those of "encapsulated organisms." streptococcus, heamophilus, neiseria. Cat scratch disease does travel through the lymphatic system but usually regionally from the lymph node near the scratch site which are intact in you. Luckily it is rare, but as an a-splenic be cautious with all infections. Read more...

5 days ago I was scratch by a cat, put some alcohol on it feel nothing See no wound, do I get rabies/a Cat scratch disease? I feel ill, headache, sorethrot

Cat diseases. If this was a feral or 'wild' cat, you definitely need an evaluation for rabies. In the Philippines, most rabies cases are caused by dogs, but cats can also be responsible. Usually biting is the best means of transmission, but 1 in 1000 rabies cases are from a scratch. Good you cleaned out the wound, but I recommend getting follow up care with an MD. DOH has a list of Animal Bite Treatment centers. Read more...