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Could I have a systemic infection from a cat bite ?

Hi. I am a 39 year old female - generally good health except for history of asthma , non smoker. I have had 3 weeks of fever , night sweats , cough, no appetite, no energy, sore throat , hoarse, raspy voice, and one very large lump ( lymph node?) on the right side of my neck. My doctor has treated me with 2 courses of antibiotics (azithromycin and augmentin), and I am not getting better. Just had a chest x ray; which was normal. I did see an ENT dr. about the lump on my neck; and had a CT scan done but do not know the results yet. My doctor diagnosed me with asthmatic bronchitis . But here is my question - 2 months ago; I was bit and scratched (quite badly) by my cat. Most of the damage was to my right hand. I did see my dr. at that time of the injury; and got a tetnus shot and doxycycline. Could I be having some kind of strange lingering infection related to the cat bite? I have asked by doctor this; and he just blew me off. Any insights would be appreciated! Thanks!
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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Hi well come to hcm.
I donot see any relation with cat bite.But sice ho fever of longer duration,loss of
appetitte, cough, wt loss weakness fatigue etc got to rule out tubercular infection
in lymphnode and lymphoma aswell.To search for any other swollen gland aroun
it.Because in both the condition multiple lymph glands are involed.If your Doctor
agrees you should submit for Biopsy,ct chest and abdomab. Thanks
Answered: Thu, 18 Aug 2011
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