When is lymph node aspiration indicated in the treatment 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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Occasionally, lymph node aspiration is indicated for pain relief in patients with tender, fluctuant nodes. Use of antibiotics is controversial and not indicated for typical CSD in immunocompetent patients.


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