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Cat Scratch Disease

This is a self-limited condition caused by Bartonella Henselae. The primary lesion is usually a papule or pustule that ulcerates. A lymph node is soon seen unilaterally on the same side as the initial lesion. There may be accompanying fever, malaise and systemic symptoms.

Treatment:
  • Wait and see
  • Azithromycin
  • Case reports show benefits from erythromycin doxycycline trimethoprim and Ciprofloxacin

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