FAQs about Cat Scratch Disease

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB
Last Updated on Jul 19, 2014
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who treats Cat Scratch Disease (CSD)?

The treatment of CSD is symptomatic. Hence the following group of doctors are employed in the treatment of CSD:
  • Infectious disease specialist
  • Ophthalmologist (in neuroretinitis)
  • Neurologist (in encephalitis or seizures)

2. What is Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome?

It is a condition caused by conjunctival inoculation and ear inflammation (ipsilateral preauricular lymphadenitis).

3. When must an affected person see a doctor?

When enlarged lymph nodes are seen after exposure to a cat it is better to consult a doctor.

4. How can CSD be prevented?

Avoiding contact with cats, or washing hands thoroughly after playing with cats, can lessen the risk of infection.

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When you have been scratched by a cat, inform someone immediately and seek medical attention.

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