How does lymphadenopathy develop 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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Within 1-3 weeks, lymphadenopathy develops in a single node or group of regional nodes draining the inoculation site. Single node involvement occurs in more than one half of patients. More than 65% of cases involve the nodes in the axillae or anterior or posterior triangles of the neck. Inguinal lymphadenopathy has been reported in 17% of cases.


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