Ahmed Attia Mohamed Abdel-Rhman*
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Beni-SUEF, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Ahmed Attia Mohamed Abdel-Rhman, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Beni-SUEF, Egypt.
Received: September 16, 2022; Published: November 15, 2022
Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection that affects humans from cats infected with a bacterium called Bartonella henselae bacteria, and this occurs if the cat bites or scratches this person, or if the cat's saliva comes into contact with an open wound or the eye of the infected, and the infection may be transmitted through insects, the infection between humans cannot be transmitted to each other. Initially, it was thought that the bites (the organism causing the disease) is the bacterium Afipia felies but this belief has been denied by immunological studies that have shown that patients with cat scratch disease have developed antibodies to other organisms (the two types of bacteria that cause this disease), Bartonella Henselae and Bartonella Clarridgeia, two gram-negative bacteriums. Young cats are also thought to carry bacteria in their blood and are therefore more likely to transmit the disease than adult cats. Symptoms begin to appear 3-14 days after exposure to the infection, appear as redness or swelling at the site of infection, may be accompanied by pain at the site of infection, and may also be associated with fever. People with low immunity are more likely to develop the disease, such as people with diabetes, HIV, cancer or organ transplants.
Citation: Ahmed Attia Mohamed Abdel-Rhman. “Cat Scratch Fever". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.12 (2022): 38-39.
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