When is inpatient treatment indicated for 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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Immunocompetent patients and immunocompromised patients without evidence of systemic disease may be followed on an outpatient basis. Depending on severity, immunocompromised patients or patients with atypical manifestations of CSD may require hospitalization. If admission is required, frequent monitoring of the adenitis is indicated to evaluate for suppurative complications.


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