Cat scratch fever

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What is cat scratch fever?

Cat scratch fever is an infection caused by the bartonella bacteria and transmitted by cat scratches, bites or exposure to saliva. The infection may manifest in swollen lymph nodes, fevers, headaches and fatigue.

Common symptoms reported by people with cat scratch fever

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with cat scratch fever

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cat scratch fever (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with cat scratch fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cat scratch fever

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cat scratch fever (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cat scratch fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cat scratch fever on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 2
50s 2
60s 2
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 3
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from cat scratch fever patients who have completed their condition history
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