BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221397
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Fever, bone pain and erectile dysfunction. Where is the cat?

  1. Gregoire Wieers1
  1. 1Department of internal medicine, Clinique Saint-Pierre Ottignies, Ottignies, Belgium
  2. 2Department of internal medicine, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Bruxelles, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Halil Yildiz, halil.yildiz{at}
  • Accepted 3 September 2017
  • Published 12 September 2017


Cat-scratch disease is due to Bartonella henselae and commonly presents as a localised papular lesion with regional lymphadenopathy. We report the case of a young man suffering general symptoms and dysautonomy characterised by an erectile dysfunction due to an invasive cat-scratch disease. He was successfully treated by tetracyclines during 3 weeks.


  • Contributors All authors equally contributed to the writing of the paper. QT, JCM and GW took care of the patient.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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