Cat Scratch Fever—A Confusing Diagnosis for the Orthopaedic Surgeon: TWO CASE REPORTS AND A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE


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Abstract

Cat scratch fever is a common disease which usually presents as a unilateral soft-tissue mass in an otherwise healthy child or young adult. When the tentative diagnosis of an atypical form of soft-tissue sarcoma is entertained in this age group, this disease process must be included in the differential. A supply of the antigen, easily prepared and stored regionally, can prove to be a valuable adjunct in diagnosis.

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