What is the natural history of feline infection and infectivity with 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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The natural history of feline infection and infectivity remains unknown. Feline B henselae bacteremia has been reported to last from weeks to months, with 100-fold fluctuations in bacteremic levels and intermittent negative cultures.


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