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Cat Scratch Disease

Other Names: Cat Scratch Fever, Benign Inoculation Lymphoreticulosis, Benign Inoculation Reticulosis, Regional Granulomatous Lymphadenitis, Parinaud’s Oculoglandular Syndrome, Bacillary Angiomatosis, Bartonellosis
Cat scratch disease is a cutaneous and systemic bacterial zoonotic disease that is carried in cats and affects humans.

Disease Agents

  • Bartonella henselae

Disease Presentation

Additional Disease Specific Resources


Bartonella Infections in Animals: Clinical Signs
[English PDF]

Bartonella Infections in Humans: Clinical Signs
[English PDF]

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