How do vertebral osteomyelitis and splenic abscess manifest in patients with 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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Rolain et al have described vertebral osteomyelitis with splenic abscess in a patient with CSD. [26] B henselae was specifically identified as the etiological agent using several direct and indirect methods, including histologic and serologic assays, as well as immunofluorescent detection on slide appositions using a monoclonal antibody. This represents the second case of osteomyelitis associated with CSD.


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