What is the hospitalization rate for cat scratch disease (CSD)-in the US?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Reynolds et al found that the CSD-associated hospitalization rate in the United States was 0.60 per 100,000 patients younger than 18 years and 0.86 per 100,000 patients younger than 5 years. [33] The median hospitalization charge for catscratch disease has been estimated to be $46,140, and annual expenses are estimated to be about $3.5 million.


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