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
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
I have never heard any symptom of "cat-face" etc.
Aristotle Univ of Thessaloniki
School of Medicine