What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis 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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Skin biopsy of the inoculation papule may be diagnostic. In patients with hepatosplenic CSD, liver and spleen biopsies may also show granulomas and abscesses.


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