Corticosteroid Treatment for Prolonged Fever in Hepatosplenic Cat-Scratch Disease: A Case Study

Amanda Phan*, Luis A. Castagnini

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Hepatosplenic cat-scratch disease (CSD) may cause prolonged fever. We present the case of a 4-year-old boy with confirmed hepatosplenic CSD with fever lasting 3 months despite use of multiple different antimicrobial agents. The patient became afebrile soon after corticosteroid therapy was started. Our case indicates corticosteroids may be useful in patients with hepatosplenic CSD and prolonged fever.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1291-1292
Number of pages2
JournalClinical pediatrics
Volume56
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

Keywords

  • Bartonella henselae
  • cat-scratch disease
  • hepatosplenic cat-scratch disease
  • persistent fever
  • steroid therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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