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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Dec;56(14):1291-1292. doi: 10.1177/0009922816684606. Epub 2016 Dec 22.

Corticosteroid Treatment for Prolonged Fever in Hepatosplenic Cat-Scratch Disease: A Case Study.

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1 Baylor College of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA.
2
2 The Children's Hospital of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Abstract

Hepatosplenic cat-scratch disease (CSD) may cause prolonged fever. We present the case of a 4-year-old boy with confirmed hepatosplenic CSD with fever lasting 3 months despite use of multiple different antimicrobial agents. The patient became afebrile soon after corticosteroid therapy was started. Our case indicates corticosteroids may be useful in patients with hepatosplenic CSD and prolonged fever.

KEYWORDS:

Bartonella henselae; cat-scratch disease; hepatosplenic cat-scratch disease; persistent fever; steroid therapy

PMID:
28006985
DOI:
10.1177/0009922816684606
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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