catscratch disease

cat·scratch dis·ease (CSD),

a benign, subacute illness caused by Bartonella henselae, and characterized by regional lymphadenitis following the scratch (occasionally the bite) of a cat.

cat·scratch dis·ease

, catscratch fever (CSD) (kat'skrach di-zēz', fē'vĕr)
An infection that causes chronic benign adenopathy in most cases, especially in children and young adults, usually associated with a cat scratch or bite. In most cases it is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. The lymphadenopathy usually resolves spontaneously within a period of several months. The infection may cause other clinical symptoms such as fever of unknown origin, encephalitis, microabscess in the liver and spleen, and osteomyelitis.
Synonym(s): benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis, benign inoculation reticulosis, regional granulomatous lymphadenitis.

cat·scratch dis·ease

, catscratch fever(CSD) (kat'skrach di-zēz', fē'vĕr)
Benign, subacute illness caused by Bartonella henselae; characterized by regional lymphadenitis following the scratch (occasionally the bite) of a cat.
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Catscratch disease appears to be more common Among children.
Because epidemiologic evidence supports an association between rheumatic symptoms and catscratch disease and because arthritis is a primary disease manifestation of Borellia burgdorferi infection (Lyme disease), we explored whether antibodies against and bacteremia with Bartonella spp.
Bartonella henselae, the main causative agent of catscratch disease (CSD), appears to be the most common organism responsible for lymphadenopathy in adults and children (1).
henselae infection in humans exhibits a variety of clinical syndromes including the most common, catscratch disease (CSD) (5), endocarditis (6), bacillary angiomatosis (7) and peliosis hepatis in immunocompromised patients (8), and other less frequent manifestations (9).
Catscratch disease caused by Bartonella quintana in an infant: an unusual presentation.
henselae is an agent of catscratch disease, bacillary angiomatosis, bacillary peliosis, endocarditis, bacteremia, and various neurologic and ocular conditions.