Cat Scratch Disease Fever
General information on Cat Scratch Disease Fever
Cat Scratch Disease fever is a disease that affects humans, not cats. We're including it here because of its relationship to cats and the concern in diagnosis and treatment. Cat Scratch Disease is transmitted to humans through a bite, lick or scratch from a cat who carries the disease.
Symptoms of Cat Scratch Disease Fever
Symptoms of Cat Scratch Disease may include enlarged lymph nodes, a red, raised sore at the location of transfer, red streak up the leg or arm, tender enlargement of lymph nodes of the armpit, groin or neck, fever, fatigue, appetite, loss headache and fatigue. In rare cases of Cat Scratch Disease symptoms may involve the eyes, lungs, joints, brain and spleen.
Treatments for Cat Scratch Disease Fever
If you suspect you have Cat Scratch Disease talk with your doctor and follow his advice. In individuals whose immune system has been compromised, Cat Scratch Disease may present a life threatening situation.
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Cat Scratch Disease Fever experience by - celia
Maple Ridge , BC, canada
I volunteer at a Cat shelter and was scratched by a cat. My face and neck was covered in a very painful and puffy rash 48 hours later starting from a small rash at the location of the scratch and increasing hourly. I was prescribed an antibiotic that after 24 hours no change and the rash had become angrier and more swollen and very hot to the touch. I ended going to the Emergency where after 2 hours I was diagnosed with cat scratch disease. I was then given Cefuroxime, a 9 day supply.. I started seeing results the next day..It was working . Side affects were Headaches and drowsiness , and a bit of stomach upset but it was worth it.
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