Cat-scratch disease osteomyelitis from a dog scratch.

  title={Cat-scratch disease osteomyelitis from a dog scratch.},
  author={David Keret and Michael Giladi and Yehudith Kletter and Shlomo Wientroub},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={80 5},
Osteomyelitis is a rare manifestation of cat-scratch disease in patients who do not have AIDS. The clinical presentation and non-specific subacute course of the disease make diagnosis difficult. We present a child with osteomyelitis of a metacarpal following a dog scratch. Bartonella henselae was found to be the aetiological agent. The bone healed after treatment with antibiotics. Increased awareness and a comprehensive medical history are needed to identify patients with suspected Bartonella… CONTINUE READING


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