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My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is cat scratch disease?

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In brief: Car scratch disease

Cat scratch disease is caused by a bacteria that can be on cat's claws.
It will cause swelling of lymph nodes that drain the bite area and fever is also a common symptom. The treatment is antibiotics.

In brief: Car scratch disease

Cat scratch disease is caused by a bacteria that can be on cat's claws.
It will cause swelling of lymph nodes that drain the bite area and fever is also a common symptom. The treatment is antibiotics.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology

In brief: Cat scratch disease.

Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted by a cat scratch or bite.
Usually it will resolve with our treatment. The primary system is swollen lymph nodes.

In brief: Cat scratch disease.

Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted by a cat scratch or bite.
Usually it will resolve with our treatment. The primary system is swollen lymph nodes.
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dr. Michelle Chambers
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