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Cat-Scratch Disease By Ali Wiles CatScratch Disease I Bacterium Bartonella Henselae A: BBH Most common bacteria in the world i: Formally known as Rochalima II CDC A: CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention i: Estimates in the US that:

a: 12,000 people will be diagnosed this year b: 500 people will be hospitalized Causes & Risks I What Causes Cat-Scratch Disease? A: Causes Infected Cats i: Bites ii: Scratches iii: Saliva getting into open wound or eyes I Who are at Risk? A: People at risk i: Cat Owners ii: People who work with or interacts with cats

B: Increased Risk i: Those who have a lowered immune system a: Pregnant b: if you have Cancer, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or transplanted organs I: Symptoms What are the Sympt oms? A: In Cats i: Generally not affected by the disease, they dont get sick ii: Typically caught from fleas and ticks

iii: No recommended treatment 40% of cats get the disease, usually as kittens, according to CDC B: In Humans i: Bump/Blisters at bite/scratch site ii: Swollen Lymph Nodes near bite/scratch site iii: Fatigue iiii: Fever between 98.7 and 100.4 degrees iiiii: Body/Headaches Diagnosed and Complications I Diagnosed A: Examination i: Diagnosing by symptoms is difficult ii: Blood is Tested for B. Henselae Bacteria

II Complications A: Complications Rare i: Neuroretinitis Inflammation of optic nerve/retina causes blurred vision ii: Osteomyelitis Bacterial infection in bones a: Can causes bone damage b: Amputation may be needed iii: Parinaud oculoglandular syndrome Similar to pink eye a: Responds well to antibiotics b: In few cases, surgery is used to remove infected tissue

Treatmen ts I Treatment A: Medicines Not very serious, antibiotics tend to do the trick i: Zithromax ii: Cipro iii: Rifadin iiii: Sumycin https://medlineplus.go v/catscratchdisease.h tml https://www.healthlin e.com/health/cat-scra tch-disease#treatmen

t Cites https://www.cdc.gov/ healthypets/diseases/ cat-scratch.html http://www.sahealth.s a.gov.au/wps/wcm/co nnect/public+content/ sa+health+internet/he alth+topics/health+co nditions+prevention+a nd+treatment/infectio us+diseases/cat+scra tch+disease

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