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Arch Pediatr. 2016 Feb;23(2):188-91. doi: 10.1016/j.arcped.2015.11.009. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

[Osteomyelitis in cat scratch disease: A case report and literature review].

[Article in French]

Author information

1
Hôpital Couple-Enfant-Grenoble, avenue Maquis-du-Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche, France. Electronic address: marie.lafenetre@gmail.com.
2
Service de pédiatrie, hôpital de Chambéry, place Lucien-Biset, 73000 Chambéry, France.
3
Service de radiologie, hôpital de Chambéry, place Lucien-Biset, 73000 Chambéry, France.
4
Laboratoire de bactériologie, centre de biologie Est, centre hospitalier Lyon Est, 59, boulevard Pinel, 69677 Bron cedex, France.
5
Service de réanimation néonatale, hôpital Couple-Enfant-Grenoble, avenue Maquis-du-Grésivaudan, 38700 La Tronche, France.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Cat scratch disease is an infection caused by Bartonella henselae. The main clinical form is a lymphadenopathy with fever. However, uncommon bone involvement has been described.

CASE REPORT:

In this paper, we report a case of osteomyelitis in a 13-year-old teenager infected with B. henselae. The diagnosis was made based on PCR only because the serology was negative. A literature review reports 65 cases of osteomyelitis due to cat scratch disease. For each case, serology and PCR were notified.

CONCLUSION:

Osteomyelitis caused by B. henselae is a rare clinical manifestation. The diagnosis can be difficult, but the medical history must be accurate to search for contact with a cat and a cat scratch.

PMID:
26727156
DOI:
10.1016/j.arcped.2015.11.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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