ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 078.3

Cat-scratch disease

Diagnosis Code 078.3

ICD-9: 078.3
Short Description: Cat-scratch disease
Long Description: Cat-scratch disease
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 078.3

Code Classification
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
    • Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae (070-079)
      • 078 Other diseases due to viruses and Chlamydiae

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • A28.1 - Cat-scratch disease

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Cat Scratch Disease

Also called: CSD, Cat scratch fever

Cat scratch disease (CSD) is an illness caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. Almost half of all cats carry the infection at some point. The infection does not make cats sick. However, the scratch or bite of an infected cat can cause symptoms in people, including

  • Swollen lymph nodes, especially around the head, neck, and upper limbs
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite

For people with weak immune systems, CSD may cause more serious problems. The best way to avoid CSD is to avoid rough play with cats that could lead to scratches or bites. If you do get a scratch or bite, wash it well with soap and water. If the bite or scratch gets infected or if you have symptoms of CSD, call your doctor.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Cat scratch disease

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