Cat-scratch disease: a wide spectrum of clinical pictures.
Postepy Dermatol Alergol. 2015 Jun;32(3):216-20.
Mazur-Melewska K1, Mania A1, Kemnitz P1, Figlerowicz M1, Służewski W1.
1Department of Infectious Diseases and Child Neurology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. Head of the Department: Prof. Wojciech Służewski MD, PhD.
The aim of this review is to present an emerging zoonotic disease caused by Bartonella henselae.
The wide spectrum of diseases connected with these bacteria varies from asymptomatic cases, to skin inflammation, fever of unknown origin, lymphadenopathy, eye disorders, encephalitis and endocarditis.
The reservoirs of B. henselae are domestic animals like cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and occasionally dogs. Diagnosis is most often based on a history of exposure to cats and a serologic test with high titres of the immunoglobulin G antibody to B. henselae.
Most cases of cat-scratch disease are self-limited and do not require antibiotic treatment. If an antibiotic is chosen, however, azithromycin has been shown to speed recovery.
Entry filed under: ADENOPATIAS - LINFADENITIS, Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, F.O.D, Infecciones cardio-vasculares, Infecciones del SNC, Infecciones en piel y tej blandos, Infecciones oftalmológicas, Metodos diagnosticos, REVIEWS, Zoonosis.