Cat scratch disease

Caused by the bacteria Bartonella henselae, cat scratch disease is an infection that can be transmitted after being scratched or bitten by a cat. In individuals with healthy immune systems, cat scratch disease is rarely a serious condition. Often, there is a small papule that develops at the site of injury within 10 days of exposure. For some individuals there are more serious, painful symptoms that can include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation and soreness of the lymph nodes

If you have pain associated with cat scratch disease, the experts at the Pain Center can help you with the most advanced pain relief medications and treatments.  

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