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Femoral bone lesions accompanying cat-scratch disease
  1. Yoshihiro Aoki1,2,
  2. Katsuhiko Kitazawa1,
  3. Daisuke Sugawara1
  1. 1 Department of Pediatrics, Asahi General Hospital, Chiba, Japan
  2. 2 Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Osaka Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Osaka, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yoshihiro Aoki, Department of Pediatrics, Asahi General Hospital, Asahi-shi 289-2511, Japan; yaoki-hki{at}

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Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused by Bartonella henselae that usually results in lymphadenopathy.1 Although uncommon, CSD can also present as bone lesions.2

A 2-year-old girl was hospitalised for a fever of an unknown cause for >10 days. Physical examination revealed non-tender bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. Tosufloxacin was administered. On the 12th day of hospitalisation, her fever resolved, but her mother noticed the child’s unusual gait. MRI revealed multiple small …

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