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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cat scratch fever

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Compare treatments taken by people with cat scratch fever

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Who has cat scratch fever on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 1
40s 4
50s 2
60s 2
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 9

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