Cat scratch disease
Chomel, Bruno B. Department of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California.
Last reviewed:October 2019
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Cat scratch disease in humans is typically a benign, subacute regional disease of the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) resulting from dermal inoculation of the causative agent. This agent has been demonstrated to be Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae, a bacterium that has been isolated from immunocompromised patients with bacillary angiomatosis, a distinctive and potentially deadly vascular proliferative host response in skin, bone, or other organs associated with the presence of clumps of bacteria.
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