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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cat Scratch Disease" returned 146 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Elbow abscess revealing cat-scratch disease: about a case].
 

Author(s): Mustafa Nkaoui, Ahmed El Bardouni, Omar Lazrek, Nasser Ibo, Fouad Zouaidia, Mohamed Kharmaz, Mohamed Elouadghiri, Omar Lamrani, Mustapha Mahfoud, Mohamed Saleh Berrada

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Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a common cause of chronic benign lymphadenopathy in the child and the young adult. Bartonella henselae is the agent responsible for this disease. Common symptoms include regional lymphadenopathy associated with fever. We report a clinically atypical and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[An atypical form of ocular involvement in cat scratch disease].
 

Author(s): G Barreau, O Buil, E Tabouret, P-Y Robert

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2016 Mar;39(3):e59-61.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Eye and cat scratch disease: A case series].
 

Author(s): C Deschasse, P Bielefeld, A Muselier, J B Bour, J F Besancenot, C C Garcher, A M Bron

Journal: J Fr Ophtalmol. 2016 Feb;39(2):164-70.

 

Cat scratch disease is a pleiomorphic condition, sometimes with isolated ophthalmic involvement. We report the clinical observations of seven cases with ophthalmologic manifestations of cat scratch disease.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Cat Scratch Disease" returned 6 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 06;23(2):170-5.

 

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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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 ...

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Last Updated: 21 Aug 2017

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