Cat Scratch Disease: Should You Be Worried?

cat scratch disease

When you hear the words “cat scratch fever,” your first thought is probably the popular Ted Nugent song from 1977. However, cat scratch fever, more commonly known as cat scratch disease, is a very real condition.

Cat scratch disease is a fairly rare self- limiting infectious disease. Approximately 22,000 cases are reported in the United States each year.

In a recent article on, I explained causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of cat scratch disease. Click here to read the full article.

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2 Comments on Cat Scratch Disease: Should You Be Worried?

  1. Sue Brandes
    February 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Very informative post. I have not heard of this before.

  2. Constance Marie
    February 10, 2014 at 1:19 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve had it and it’s not fun.
    Dr. said you need certain antibiotics to get rid of it.Then it will go away.


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