Hepatic and splenic involvement in cat-scratch disease: imaging features

Abdom Imaging. Mar-Apr 2000;25(2):182-3. doi: 10.1007/s002619910040.


Hepatosplenic involvement in cat-scratch disease, probably underdiagnosed, is characterized by multinodular lesions throughout the liver and spleen. Radiologic features of ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging are not specific. The key of the diagnosis relies on a history of cat or kitten contact. A specific serological test can confirm the diagnosis without invasive procedures such as biopsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cat-Scratch Disease / complications
  • Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis*
  • Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • Granuloma / complications
  • Granuloma / diagnosis*
  • Granuloma / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / complications
  • Liver Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Liver Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Splenic Diseases / complications
  • Splenic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Splenic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed