alexa Abstract | Cat Scratch Disease Presenting as Multiple Splenic Abscesses in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Case Report from Kuwait

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Abstract

Objectives: In the present study, effort has been made to describe a case of multiple splenic abscesses and abdominal lymphadenopathy in an immunocompetent child with cat-scratch disease (CSD). Clinical Presentation and Intervention: The patient presented with fever, abdominal pain, nausea and weakness. The patient failed to respond to treatment with multiple regimens, including broad-spectrum antibiotics. However, there was a dramatic improvement in her condition after splenectomy was performed. Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge this represents the first case of CSD being reported in Kuwait.

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Author(s): Wadha Alfouzan Raeda Albannai Bader Almutairi andRita Dhar

Keywords

Splenic abscesses, Cat scratch disease, Immunocompetent, Histopathology, Microbial Genomics, Staphylococcus aureus

 
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