Saturday 26 November 2011

Picture of Cat Scratch Fever

Here are two pictures of cat scratch fever showing inflammation of the arm. Cat scratch fever is caused by an organism called Bartonella henselae. A point of note: cat scratch fever affects both the cat and the person, who has been scratched or bitten. A picture of cat scratch fever should, really, show a picture of a cat with the condition. However, I believe that people want to see pictures of people.

Picture of cat scratch fever. Author unknown, please advise.

Important note: It is rare, and this condition should not be used against cats by people who advocate declawing and the killing of cats etc.

Picture of cat scratch fever on a person's arm.
photo ©Daniel-Gasienica

If the person is to develop the disease the following happens: three to ten days after the scratch a sore area develops at the site. This is shown in the top picture. There may be a "red streak up the arm or leg".  This would appear to be the case in the second picture. In a small percentage of cases the person develops other symptoms such as fever, headache and fatigue. Rarely symptoms are more serious.

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