Thursday, 14 September 2017

Man left unable to get an erection after being scratched by a CAT

The unidentified patient, from Belgium, suffered erectile dysfunction due to an invasive cat scratch disease, according to BMJ Case Reports.

It is caused by bacteria called Bartonella henselae found in the mouth and claws of cats.
Those coming into contact with the disease can suffer fevers, pustules with complications from the illness even becoming fatal.

The young man told doctors he suffered the general symptoms including pain in his testicles.
He later revealed he was injured by the claws of a cat in his own home after further consultation.

The patient was successfully treated in three weeks after a course of antibiotics.
Doctors wrote in the report: "The symptoms quickly vanished and he fully regained his erectile function.
"In this case the patient was unable to provoke erection despite his will even during periods of calm symptoms."

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