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Cat Scratch Disease Evaluation
- Red streaks in the skin, spreading from the bite:
- Lymphangitis of the arm
- Lymphangitis of the back of the leg
- Lymphangitis of the hand from a finger wound
- Localized swelling
- Localized tenderness
- Swollen and tender lymph glands
Testing is usually not necessary to confirm the diagnosis of cat scratch disease.
Tests that may be used to evaluate cat scratch disease include:
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PubMed Cat Scratch Disease References
- Chian CA, Arrese JE, Pierard GE. Skin manifestations of Bartonella infections. Int J Dermatol. 2002 Aug;41(8):461-6. 
- Lamps LW, Scott MA. Cat-scratch disease: historic, clinical, and pathologic perspectives. Am J Clin Pathol. 2004 Jun;121 Suppl:S71-80. 
- Rolain JM, Chanet V, Laurichesse H, Lepidi H, Beytout J, Raoult D. Cat scratch disease with lymphadenitis, vertebral osteomyelitis, and spleen abscesses. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003 Jun;990:397-403.