Volume 16, Number 2, June 2004

Cat Scratch Disease

Miwa Miyauchi, Takenori Ishikawa, Koichiro Higasikawa, Hiroshi Shimasue, Hidetoshi Tomori, Shingo Inoue, Masaru Sugiyama

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Cervico-Gnathostomatology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Cat scratch disease presenting as an enlarged submental lymph node in a 5-year-old boy is reported. There was clear history of contact with a cat, raised immunoglobulin G antibody titre against Bartonella henselae, and a granulomatous reaction in the excised lymph node.

Key words: Absence, Congenital, Submandibular gland

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:139-142.
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