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Femoral bone lesions accompanying cat-scratch disease
  1. Yoshihiro Aoki1,2,
  2. Katsuhiko Kitazawa1,
  3. Daisuke Sugawara1
  1. 1Department of Pediatrics, Asahi General Hospital, Chiba, Japan
  2. 2Department 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}umin.ac.jp

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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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