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What is the definition of Cat Scratch Disease?
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lymph nodes. It is typically caused by the bacteria bartonella (Bartonella henselae). It is usually transmitted by being scratched or bitten by a cat, but rarely, no scratch or bite is involved. Symptoms frequently include the formation of a small bump at the site of the scratch or bite, followed by fever and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) within 1-3 weeks. People with weakened immune systems (and less commonly, people with healthy immune systems) may develop more widespread disease and additional symptoms or neurological complications, which can be severe. In most cases, particularly in children and adolescents, having CSD once means that it cannot occur again.
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What are the alternative names for Cat Scratch Disease?
  • Cat scratch disease
  • Bartonellosis due to Bartonella henselae infection
  • Cat scratch fever
Who are the top Cat Scratch Disease Local Doctors?
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Yamaguchi University Graduate School Of Medicine

Ube, JP 

Hidehiro Tsuneoka is in Ube, Japan. Tsuneoka is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cat Scratch Disease. They are also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Cat Scratch Disease, Lymphadenitis, Neuroretinitis, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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Yamaguchi University Graduate School Of Medicine

Yamaguchi, JP 

Masashi Yanagihara is in Yamaguchi, Japan. Yanagihara is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cat Scratch Disease. He is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Cat Scratch Disease, Lymphadenitis, Mononucleosis, and Pleurisy.

 
 
 
 
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University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt Am Main, HE, DE 

Volkhard Kempf is in Frankfurt Am Main, Germany. Kempf is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Cat Scratch Disease. They are also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Cat Scratch Disease, Lymphadenitis, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus MRSA, and Secondary Peritonitis.

What are the latest Cat Scratch Disease Clinical Trials?
Intra-nodal Injection of Gentamicin for the Treatment of Suppurated Cat Scratch Disease's Lymphadenitis: A Randomized Controlled Study
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Cat Scratch Disease?
Challenges of the treatment of pediatric hepatosplenic bartonellosis: case report and literature review.
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