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cat-scratch disease

[kat-skrach] /ˈkætˌskrætʃ/
noun, Pathology
1.
a disorder characterized by fever and swelling of the lymph glands, caused by a viral infection resulting from the scratch or bite of a cat.
Also called cat-scratch fever.
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cat scratch disease in Medicine

cat scratch disease n.
An infectious disease that may follow the scratch or bite of a cat, producing localized inflammation of lymph nodes and a low-grade fever. Also called benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis, benign inoculation reticulosis, cat scratch fever, regional granulomatous lymphadenitis.

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