Les 12 coups de midi: what is the “cat’s scratch disease” from which Stéphane suffers?

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Stéphane, candidate of the game “Les 12 coups de midi” and one of the midday masters, revealed to suffer from “cat’s scratch disease”. He wants to raise awareness about this pathology.

A twist on the set of “12 noon shots”. Stéphane, the candidate from Haute-Marne, lost after his 153rd participation in the program broadcast this Friday, January 20. He leaves with a check for €568,343. He was present in the midday game of TF1 since August 26, 2022.

Stéphane in tears ‼️
He just lost his star after 153 shows…
He leaves with 568,343 euros in winnings and gifts thanks to the 12 Coups de Midi?✨
Look ?#les12coupsdeMidi @TF1 @12Coups_tf1 pic.twitter.com/Rk8M7WWuRU

— Jean-Luc Reichmann (@JL_Reichmann) January 20, 2023

Stéphane suffers from a rare and little-known disease: cat scratch disease. “I can’t see anything in my right eye due to a virus,” he explains in Entertainment TV. “I contracted this disease because of a very small cat. He passed on the cat-scratch disease to me. It came to be grafted onto my optic nerve and I can no longer see anything in my right eye”.

The scientific name of this pathology is benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis. It generally occurs after being scratched by a stray cat which can infect a domestic cat before in turn contaminating human beings. It can also be transmitted after a bite or with saliva.

If this disease is treated with antibiotics (macrolides), it can more rarely cause fever, headaches or rashes. It is sometimes possible to observe conjunctivitis and very rarely serious atypical forms such as loss of use of one eye following an infection.

In the vast majority of cases, cat scratch disease is nevertheless mild.