Last Updated on Jul 19, 2014

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.

Comments

ennairam_23 Monday, March 21, 2011

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

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