How frequently does suppuration occur in 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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Suppuration of the involved nodes occurs in 8.5-30% of patients. The risk of suppuration is proportionate to the size of the lymphadenopathy. Nodes that drain may heal with scarring.


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