What is the role of surgical excision 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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Surgical excision of an enlarged node is indicated when the diagnosis is in question or when repeated aspirations fail to relieve the patient's pain. Excision of a persistent ocular granuloma may be required.


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