T. EWING THOMPSON JR., M.D.; KENNETH F. MILLER, M.D.
There have been only a few reports of the neurologic manifestations of cat scratch disease. The first published case of encephalitis associated with cat scratch disease was made by Stevens.1 In this instance the diagnosis was made in retrospect more than two and a half years after the acute illness, by means of a skin test with the antigen. Robert Debré et al. have reported convulsive seizures, respiratory paralysis, stupor, coma, muscle weakness and peripheral neuritis.2, 3 These manifestations are unusual in this disease entity, where the usual course is involvement of the regional lymph nodes about three weeks following
THOMPSON TE, MILLER KF. CAT SCRATCH ENCEPHALITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:146–151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-146
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