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Cat-scratch encephalopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
3
Pages
876–878
Identifiers
PMID: 9305359
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We present a case of cat-scratch disease in a 9-year-old girl, complicated by encephalopathy and seizures. Bartonella (formerly Rochalimaea) henselae is the causative agent in cat-scratch disease; methods now available for detection of this pleomorphic, gram-negative bacterium, including polymerase chain reaction amplification and indirect fluorescence antibody testing, may lead to changes in standard criteria used to verify a diagnosis of cat-scratch disease.

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