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Korean J Pediatr 2005 July;48(7) :789-792.
A Case of Cat Scratch Disease Confirmed by Polymerase Chain Reaction for Bartonella henselae DNA
Ju-Young Chung (Chung JY)1, Ja Wook Koo (Koo JW)1, Sang Woo Kim (Kim SW)1, Young Sam Yoo (Yoo YS)2, Tae Hee Han (Han TH)3, Seong Jig Lim (Lim SJ)4
1Departments of Pediatrics, Sanggyepaik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
2Departments of Otolaryngology, Sanggyepaik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
3Departments of Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine, Sanggyepaik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
4Departments of Pathology, Sanggyepaik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Ju-Young Chung ,Email: pedchung@sanggyepaik.ac.kr
Copyright © 2005 by The Korean Pediatric Society
ABSTRACT
We report a case of cat scratch disease (CSD) caused by Bartonella henselae in a 14-year-old boy who developed lymphadenopathy in the right cervical area, after a raising canine pet for 10 months. The cervical lymphadenopathy persisted for 14 days. Immunofluorescent antibody testing for B. henselae with the patient's serum was 1:64 positive. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis using the patient's lymph node aspirates for B. henselae DNA was also positive. This is the first case of cat scratch disease confirmed by PCR for B. henselae DNA in children.
Keywords: Bartonella henselae | Cat scratch disease | PCR | Children
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