Cat Scratch Disease

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Cat Scratch Disease

Cat scratch disease is an infectious illness caused by the bacteria bartonella. It is believed to be transmitted by cat scratches, bites, or exposure to cat saliva. This self-limiting infectious disease is characterized by swelling and pain in the lymph nodes. Although cat-scratch disease usually subsides without treatment, antibiotic and/or antimicrobial therapy may speed recovery.
 

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The terms "Cat Scratch Disease" returned 169 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Persistent cat scratch disease requiring surgical excision in a patient with MPGN.
 

Author(s): Katherine Y King, M John Hicks, Mark V Mazziotti, Karen W Eldin, Jeffrey R Starke, Mini Michael

Journal: Pediatrics. 2015 Jun;135(6):e1514-7.

 

We present the case of a 13-year-old immunosuppressed patient with unrelenting cat scratch disease despite 9 months of antibiotic therapy. The patient was being treated with mycophenolate and prednisone for membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (type 1) diagnosed 13 months before ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2015

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Sonography of cat scratch disease.
 

Author(s): David M Melville, Jon A Jacobson, Brian Downie, J Sybil Biermann, Sung Moon Kim, Corrie M Yablon

Journal: J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Mar;34(3):387-94.

 

To characterize the sonographic features of cat scratch disease and to identify features that allow differentiation from other causes of medial epitrochlear masses.

Last Updated: 26 Feb 2015

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Cat scratch disease, a rare cause of hypodense liver lesions, lymphadenopathy and a protruding duodenal lesion, caused by Bartonella henselae.
 

Author(s): Marloes van Ierland-van Leeuwen, Jan Peringa, Hans Blaauwgeers, Alje van Dam

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A 46-year-old woman presented with right upper abdominal pain and fever. At imaging, enlarged peripancreatic and hilar lymph nodes, as well as hypodense liver lesions, were detected, suggestive of malignant disease. At endoscopy, the mass adjacent to the duodenum was seen as a protruding ...

Last Updated: 30 Oct 2014

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The terms "Cat Scratch Disease" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Evaluation of Cat Scratch Disease Cases Reported from Turkey between 1996 and 2013 and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Mehmet Uluğ

Journal: Cent. Eur. J. Public Health. 2015 Jun;23(2):146-51.

 

Cat scratch disease (CSD), the most common cause of chronic lymphadenopathy among children and adolescents, typically features regional lymphadenitis associated with inoculation site due to a cat scratch or bite.

Last Updated: 7 Feb 2016

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Hepatosplenic cat scratch disease in immunocompetent adults: report of 3 cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Juan C García, Manuel J Núñez, Begoña Castro, Jesús M Fernández, Asunción López, Aránzazu Portillo, José A Oteo

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Oct;93(17):267-79.

 

Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is the most frequent presentation of Bartonella henselae infection. It has a worldwide distribution and is associated with a previous history of scratch or bite from a cat or dog. CSD affects children and teenagers more often (80%) than adults, and it usually ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2014

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Cat-scratch disease presenting as a solitary splenic abscess in an immunocompetent adult: case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Dimitrios Anyfantakis, Miltiades Kastanakis, Alexandros Papadomichelakis, Georgios Petrakis, Emmanouil Bobolakis

Journal: Infez Med. 2013 Jun;21(2):130-3.

 

Cat-scratch disease is a common zoonotic infectious disease caused by Bartonella henselae. It is generally characterized by regional lymphadenopathy following exposure to an infected cat. Organ systemic manifestations occur rarely in atypical forms of the disease. Abscess of the spleen ...

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2013

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