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J Pediatr. 1999 May;134(5):635-8.

Cat-scratch disease encephalopathy: a cause of status epilepticus in school-aged children.

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University of Virginia, Department of Pediatrics, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Abstract

We describe 6 school-aged patients who presented with status epilepticus (SE) secondary to cat-scratch disease (CSD) encephalopathy to alert clinicians to this distinctive clinical entity. The hospital database for admissions during 1 year was reviewed for patients presenting with SE; 4 of 5 previously healthy school-aged children with SE had CSD encephalopathy based on elevated indirect fluorescent antibody titers to Bartonella henselae. CSD encephalopathy should be included in the differential diagnosis of school-aged children presenting with SE.

PMID:
10228301
DOI:
10.1016/s0022-3476(99)70252-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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