How are skin eruptions characterized in severe 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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Skin eruptions (eg, urticaria, vesiculopapular lesions, erythema nodosum) occurred 4 times more often in the severe CSD group compared with the typical CSD group. Demographics of the severe disease group included a greater percentage of adult males, who tended to have larger and multiple affected lymph nodes. Fortunately, all patients fully recovered. The longest period of recuperation was 4.5 years.


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