Revista chilena de infectología
versão impressa ISSN 0716-1018
TAGER F, Marlis e ZAMORANO R, Juana. OSTEOMYELITIS, AN UNCOMMON INVOLVEMENT OF CAT SCRATCH DISEASE. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2000, vol.17, n.4, pp. 326-331. ISSN 0716-1018. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182000000400008.
Cat-scratch disease (CSD) has been recognized with increasing frequency in our country. Although CSD is a benign and self-limited disorder, in 5-25% of cases it can present with systemic complications including, among others, visceral, skin and bone manifestations. Because of the unusual bone involvement reported in the literature, we regard it interesting to describe a medical case of vertebral osteomyelitis associated to CSD and to discuss the eventual benefit of antimicrobial therapy on this disease.
Palavras-chave : Bartonella henselae; Cat-scratch disease; Osteomyelitis.