How is cat scratch disease (CSD) differentiated from lymphadenopathy?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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It is necessary to diagnose CSD in a patient with lymphadenopathy to differentiate this benign process from a neoplastic process. [12] However this can be difficult because of limitations to the currently available confirmatory diagnostic tests. [13]


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