When is surgical biopsy indicated in the management 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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If the lymphadenitis does not resolve or if it progressively enlarges, surgical biopsy may be indicated to rule out neoplastic causes and to definitively diagnose catscratch disease.


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