|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.|
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.