A CAT SCRATCH DISEASE CUTANEOUS LESION RESPONSE TO EMPIRIC ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT: A CASE REPORT

Cat Scratch Disease Cutaneous lesion

Authors

  • Li-Cheng CHANG Kuang Community Health Clinic
  • Nurul Nazariah
  • Keng-Yin LOH Assoc Professor

Keywords:

Cat Scratch, skin, empirical, treatment

Abstract

We reported the case of a 14-year-old girl who had been scratched by her cat on her forearm 3 days prior to presentation and developed a sudden onset 2 erythematous, circular lesions about 5 cm diameter each with a margin having small weeping vesicles but no purulence. She had some axillary lymphadenopathy. She was diagnosed clinically as having cat scratch disease. No diagnostic confirmatory laboratory testing was available so she was treated empirically with oral azithromycin. The skin lesions resolved completely within 7 days. In resource limited areas where no confirmatory testing is available, patients diagnosed clinically with cat scratch disease may be treated empirically with azithromycin with good results.

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Published

2021-09-30 — Updated on 2021-09-30

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