Scratched

Released on 01/03/2017

Key Learning Points

  • Biopsies in cat-scratch disease
  • Cat-scratch disease
  • Diagnosis of CSD in patients with normal antibody titers
  • Diagnosis of cat-scratch disease
  • Evaluation of adenopathy
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Management of cat-scratch disease
  • The CSD skin test
  • Toxoplasmosis

References

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