What differences have been noted between the presentation of typical cat scratch disease (CSD) and that of severe disease?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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A subset of patients with severe systemic disease was observed for 7 years.

Differences between the group with severe disease and those patients with typical CSD included more frequent primary skin or mucous membrane lesions, fewer animal contacts and cat scratches, greater frequency and duration of fevers, and other constitutional symptoms.

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