Which clinical history findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: Kassem A Hammoud, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Most affected individuals have typical catscratch disease symptoms and present with an enlarged lymph node.

A primary inoculation lesion often develops at the site of a bite or scratch.

A papule or pustule develops 5-10 days after exposure. This lesion may persist for a few weeks.

B henselae DNA may be chronically shed into peripheral blood during the natural course of catscratch disease. [18]


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