How are the cranial or peripheral nerves involved 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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Cranial or peripheral nerve involvement may occur. Two children with oculoglandular CSD were reported to have developed transient facial nerve paresis. Three adult women reportedly developed peripheral neuritis lasting 1-4 months associated with the onset of lymphadenitis due to CSD.

Acute onset, self-resolving, recurrent expressive aphasia has been reported.


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