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marilynaliza | healthiswealth


Jun 30th 2014 at 9:11 PM

Those who have cats know that they are caressing and playing - at least when it comes to puppies - often associated with minor scratches. Of course, every trace of feline claws on your skin is not dangerous, but also that you know of this potential complication. This disease is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henslae.
Damian Campbell

Find it all over the world, the disease most often occurs in autumn or winter. In the United States diagnosed about 22 thousand cases per year. Mostly sick person under the age of 21 years.

Because the disease is transmitted by cat opraskanino, bite, or even eating, it is understandable that more often diseased children, as many more to play with animals. Experts have found that nearly half of the cats at least once in their lives infected with this bacterium and they are frequently infected cats less than one year.

Symptoms and signs include tiny bubble or induration, which is on the site of the bite or scratch develops several days after contact with cat, people often mistaken for insect sting. It most often appears on the hands, legs, head or scalp. Change is usually not painful, it is called inoculation lesion. few weeks after contact with a cat lymph nodes in the area of the lesion swell and become painful on pressure.

They generally have a diameter of from 1 to 4 cm. The skin above the node is warm and flushed, can also be opened and from the expiry of manure. Besides these characters has a third of sufferers fever (up to 38 ° C), they are tired, have a headache, lose their appetite, feel pain in the throat and general feel bad. One of the complications of the disease is the inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), but this happens very rarely,

because in most cases the disease resolves without sequelae. Some disease complications occur even more rarely: inflammation of the liver (hepatitis), conclusions or lungs, prolonged fever, etc..

Duration of illness: the first changes in the skin that occurs from 3 to 10 days after contact with a cat, inflamed lymph nodes may passes from 1 to 4 weeks. After treatment, lymph nodes retract into the enclosure in two to four months .treatment

: disease is treated with antibiotics, but it may prove with the help of laboratory blood tests or on the basis of the examination and features. Sick children should be at home, family members are not at risk because the disease is not transmitted from person to person.

Problems with node loosen compresses and painkillers. Single-disease immunity leaves the rest of your life, so you can not get sick twice. Prevention of disease is relatively rare and goods, and "criminalized" the cat can keep.

Children learn that the cat does not play rough and after contacting her wash their hands. Unknown and stray pussy but prefer to wave from a distance.

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