Cat-scratch disease with severe pleuritis in a 6-year-old girl

Sasagu Kimura, Shunji Hasegawa, Masashi Yanagihara, Hirofumi Inoue, Takeshi Matsushige, Hidehiro Tsuneoka, Takashi Ichiyama, Shouichi Ohga

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We present the case of a 6-year-old girl with cat-scratch disease (CSD), who developed severe pleuritis without lymphadenitis. Bartonella henselae DNA was detected on real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of whole blood. This is the first report of CSD diagnosed on real-time PCR using whole blood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-503
Number of pages3
JournalPediatrics International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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