How is recurrence of suppuration treated 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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Treat recurrence of suppuration by incision and drainage. Although incision and drainage has been discouraged because it leaves a scar and may result in a draining fistula, the risk of fistulous sinus tract formation is small. This has been reported only in cases of atypical mycobacterial lymphadenopathy mistaken for CSD.


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