What is the disease progression of cat scratch disease (CSD) encephalitis?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CSD encephalitis is self-limited, does not mandate specific treatment, and rarely results in persistent impairment. Recovery is usually complete in 2-10 days, with no sequelae. However, persistent cognitive impairment and death have been reported in some cases.


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