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.
- Bartonella henselae
- cat-scratch disease
- hepatosplenic cat-scratch disease
- persistent fever
- steroid therapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health