cat scratch disease


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Related to cat scratch disease: Bartonella henselae

cat scratch disease

[′kat ¦skrach di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A benign systematic illness in humans characterized by malaise, fever, and a granulomatous lymphadenitis; the causative organism has not been identified. Also known as benign lymphoreticulosis.
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Patrick, "Abdominal (liver, spleen) and bone manifestations of cat scratch disease," Pediatric Radiology, vol.
Rosenbaum, "Prevalence of serologic evidence of cat scratch disease in patients with neuroretinitis," Ophthalmology, vol.
Bartonella clarridgeiae, a newly recognized zoonotic pathogen causing inoculation papules, fever, and lymphadenopathy (cat scratch disease).
Cat scratch disease in the United States: an analysis of three national databases.
Recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of cat scratch disease. Curr Infect Dis Rep.
There are approximately 22,000 new cases of cat scratch disease per year in the United States.
Confirmation of diagnosis of cat scratch disease by immunohistochemistry.
The Bartonella Henselae IGG Titer was 1:1024, supportive of the diagnosis of Cat Scratch Disease (CSD).
* Bartonella, or cat scratch disease, like rabies, can spread directly from an infected animal to humans.
Public Health Service has identified five zoonoses of particular concern that immunocompromised children can pick up from animals: salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, bacillary angiomatosis (Bartonella henselae, or cat scratch disease), cryptosporidiosis, and toxoplasmosis.
On August 14, 1994, the Broward County Public Health Unit of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services was notified of three children from Pompano Beach who were hospitalized with encephalitis attributed to cat scratch disease (CSD).