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1 Some of the infections of most concern include salmonella, cat-scratch disease and toxoplasmosis.

2 Cat-scratch disease is caused by Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana from fleas which are endemic in cats.

3 For example, granulomas with numerous eosinophils may be a clue to coccidioidomycosis or allergic bronchopulmonary fungal disease, and granulomas with numerous neutrophils suggest blastomycosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, aspiration pneumonia or cat-scratch disease.

4 Cat-scratch disease is an infection caused by the bacterial organism Bartonella henselae, typically acquired by a scratch from a kitten infected with the organism.