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Cat Scratch Disease

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Comment from: Rachel, 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 30

My son is an adult now, but when he was 9 he got scratched by a litter of kittens that were born. The wound was nothing, just a little scratch. A couple weeks later I thought he caught a cold. I took him to the doctor and they put him on amoxicillin. He started to feel better and thought he was. Another two weeks later back to the doctor again, more antibiotics, and same story for 3 weeks. About 3 months after the scratch I picked him up from school with fever and he said the left side of his body felt weird and numb. Then he vomited in the car. We took him to the children's hospital, at first same story, medicines and he was sent home. My mother who is a nurse didn't like something so she refused to leave on our return visit. A team of infectious disease doctors came in and ran panels of lots and lots of tests. At that time my healthy son lost 30 lb. and was back in a car seat. His lymph node in the neck was huge. All tests showed nothing. They did a biopsy of the node and lo and behold, cat scratch disease. So for his diagnosis and Zithromax he got better and also I got him Ted Nugent cat scratch fever album.

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