What are the histopathological findings characteristic of 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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Histopathological findings on biopsy depend on when in the course of the disease the biopsy is performed. Early findings include lymphoid and reticular cell hyperplasia and arteriolar proliferation. Later, granulomas with central necrosis often appear along with multinucleated giant cells. Microabscesses appear later.


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