10 Cat Scratch Fever Symptoms

By leslie
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Other Cat Scratch Fever Symptoms

A fever less than 102 degrees is typical in CSD. If it rises, the infection may be more serious or a secondary infection may have developed. Headaches, poor appetite and exhaustion may appear, as well.

There may be swollen, painful lymph nodes near the wound site. If the scratch or bite is on the arm, the lymph nodes in the armpit or inside the elbow may swell. If the scratch is to the face or neck, head and neck nodes swell and become tender.3’Cat Scratch Disease.’ MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/catscratchdisease.html

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