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"Shrinking Brain"???

Zanos Stavros stavrosz at med.auth.gr
Sun Jan 14 02:33:13 EST 1996

About the "cat-scratch" disease, mentioned by Jen Coleman.
The syndrome is usually associated with close contact with a cat (the primary 
symptom being an isolated papule or postule at the site of a cat scratch). 
This self-limited infectious disease of the regional lymph nodes, is 
characterized by subacute painful regional lymphadenitis and mild fever of 
short duration. 

Although the disease has traditionally been considered to be nonbacterial in 
origin (being called also "nonbacterial regional lymphadenitis"), it seems 
that that a Gram(-), silver-staining bacillus is to be implicated as the 
causative agent.

I have never heard any symptom of "cat-face" etc.


Zanos Stavros
Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki
School of Medicine

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