Cat scratch disease (csd) is an infection typically caused by the bacterium bartonella henselae and less commonly by newly recognized species such neuroretinitis, encephalitis, hepatosplenic lesions, osteomyelitis, endocarditis and fever of unknown origin (bass, vincent, & person, 1997 florin et al,. Catscratch disease (csd), also known as catscratch fever or subacute regional lymphadenitis, is a bacterial infection affecting lymph nodes that drain the sites agent revealed unexpected connections with other well-recognized infectious diseases and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis of csd.
Purpose bartonella is an increasingly isolated emerging pathogen that can cause severe illness in humans, including cat scratch disease (csd) the bacteria are difficult to grow and thus many detection methods have been developed, especially molecular we previously developed a pcr method.
Infection is estimated to be 163%2 we would recommend an increased awareness of this diagnosis references 1 awilliams, c d sheldon, t riordan cat scratch disease british medical journal 2002324:1199-200 2 harrison tg, doshi n serological evidence of bartonella spp infection in the uk.
Cat scratch disease (csd) is a zoonosis caused by bartonella henselae, a fastidious, hemotropic, gram-negative bacterium improved understanding of csd may facilitate recognition by clinicians and identification of risk groups for whom education about cats and flea control is particularly helpful.
Systemic cat scratch disease (csd) is often associated with prolonged fever and microabscesses in the liver and/or spleen we report a case of systemic csd with this case illustrates the need for inclusion of systemic csd in patients with fever of unknown origin and abdominal pain pmid: 16935770 [indexed for.
Cat-scratch disease (csd) is a common and usually benign infectious disease caused by the bacterium bartonella henselae it is most commonly found in children following a scratch or bite from a cat the infection develops at the point of injury within about 3-14 days.
Cat scratch disease was initially described in the 1930s, and the association of the illness with cats was identified in the 1950s cat scratch should be considered in the cat scratch disease may be the cause of up to one-third of children with fever of unknown origin ophthalmic complications include.