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5 Facts you should know about

Cat scratch disease

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1

Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial infection

that primarily affects the lymph nodes.

2

It is typically caused by the bacteria bartonella

(Bartonella Henselae).

3

It is usually transmitted by being scratched or bitten by a cat,

but rarely, no scratch or bite is involved.

4

Symptoms typically begin within 3–14 days following infection.

5

In most patients the disease resolves spontaneously

within 2-4 months without treatment.

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