Cat-scratch disease occurring in three siblings simultaneously

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003 May;22(5):467-8.


We report for the first time three siblings with cat-scratch disease occurring simultaneously. Case 1 was an 8-year-old boy with enlarged supraclavicular lymph nodes and fever. Case 2 was the 11-year-old sister whose presentation was a prolonged febrile illness. Case 3 was a 13-year-old male adolescent with adenitis of the neck and thigh. All three patients were treated with rifampin with improvement of their symptoms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Bartonella henselae / isolation & purification*
  • Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis*
  • Cat-Scratch Disease / drug therapy
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prognosis
  • Rifampin / administration & dosage
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Siblings
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Rifampin