What are the pulmonary manifestations of cat scratch disease (CSD)?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Six cases of CSD with pneumonia and 8 cases with pleural thickening and/or effusion have been reported. In these cases, pulmonary features developed 1-5 weeks after lymphadenopathy occurred. Systemic signs of infection, including fever, were present in 85%. One case in which a massive abscess involved the chest wall has been reported.


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