What is the role of doxycycline in the prevention 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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Although doxycycline treatment of cats is associated with decreased B henselae bacteremia, this treatment has not been shown to reduce the risk of cat-to-human transmission.


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