Beyond cat scratch disease: a case report of bartonella infection mimicking vasculitic disorder

Published Date
Journal
Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Citation
Case Rep Infect Dis. 2012;2012:35462
DOI
10.1155/2012/354625
Authors
Spinella A
Lumetti F
Sandri G
Cestelli V
Mascia MT
Abstract

Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a bacterial disease caused by Bartonella henselae and it is mainly characterized by self-limiting lymphadenopathy in the draining site of a cat scratch or bite. We report a patient with history of fever, swelling lymph nodes, vasculitic-like skin lesions, and positivity of Bartonella serology initially considered as expression of a disimmune disease.