What is the durations of lymphadenitis in cat scratch disease (CSD) resolve?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Lymphadenitis usually resolves spontaneously over 2-4 months, but 1-2 years may be required. One episode of catscratch disease confers lifelong immunity to children and adolescents. Recurrent lymphadenopathy 6-13 months after the initial diagnosis has been reported in 3 adults with CSD.


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