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July 1971

Neurologic Manifestations of Cat-Scratch Disease: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Department of Neurology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.

Arch Neurol. 1971;25(1):23-27. doi:10.1001/archneur.1971.00490010033004

Encephalitis is the most frequent neurologic manifestation of cat-scratch disease although myelitis and radiculitis may occur. Recovery is usually if not always complete. The causative agent of cat-scratch disease remains unknown although viruses of the psittacosis-ornithosis-lymphogranuloma venereum-trachoma group and herpes simplex are implicated. The pathogenesis of the neurologic manifestations is obscure.

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