Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related catscratch disease?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: Kassem A Hammoud, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Catscratch disease: Consider other causes of enlarged lymph nodes, such as localized infections with regional node swelling and systemic diseases. Examples include lymphoma, leukemia, other neoplasms, fungal infection, tularemia, tuberculosis, plague, lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV), AIDS, toxoplasmosis, and viral infection such as Ebstein-Barr virus infection and syphilis.


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