Imaging manifestations of cat-scratch disease

Katharine Hopkins, Stephen F. Simoneaux, L. Ellen Patrick, J. Bradley Wyly, Mary J. Dalton, Joseph A. Snitzer

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Abstract

Cat-scratch disease affects an estimated 22,000 people in the United States each year, more than half of whom are children or adolescents. It is caused by Bartonella henselae, a gram-negative bacillus usually introduced by the scratch of a cat. In the past, diagnosis was made if three of the following four criteria were met: (1) history of cat exposure with inoculation, (2) positive skin test, (3) absent laboratory and histopathologic evidence of other diseases, and (4) biopsy findings of granulomatous inflammation. Recent identification of the causative organism has led to new diagnostic tests, including serum assays for B. henselae antibodies. Although response of the disease to antibiotics is poor, spontaneous recovery generally occurs within months to years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-438
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume166
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Bartonella henselae
Cat-Scratch Disease
Cats
Skin Tests
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Bacillus
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Inflammation
Biopsy
Antibodies
Serum

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Hopkins, K., Simoneaux, S. F., Patrick, L. E., Wyly, J. B., Dalton, M. J., & Snitzer, J. A. (1996). Imaging manifestations of cat-scratch disease. American Journal of Roentgenology, 166(2), 435-438.

Imaging manifestations of cat-scratch disease. / Hopkins, Katharine; Simoneaux, Stephen F.; Patrick, L. Ellen; Wyly, J. Bradley; Dalton, Mary J.; Snitzer, Joseph A.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 166, No. 2, 02.1996, p. 435-438.

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Hopkins, K, Simoneaux, SF, Patrick, LE, Wyly, JB, Dalton, MJ & Snitzer, JA 1996, 'Imaging manifestations of cat-scratch disease', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 166, no. 2, pp. 435-438.
Hopkins K, Simoneaux SF, Patrick LE, Wyly JB, Dalton MJ, Snitzer JA. Imaging manifestations of cat-scratch disease. American Journal of Roentgenology. 1996 Feb;166(2):435-438.
Hopkins, Katharine ; Simoneaux, Stephen F. ; Patrick, L. Ellen ; Wyly, J. Bradley ; Dalton, Mary J. ; Snitzer, Joseph A. / Imaging manifestations of cat-scratch disease. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1996 ; Vol. 166, No. 2. pp. 435-438.
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