cat scratch fever

cat-scratch disease

[kat-skrach]
noun Pathology.
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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Main Entry:  cat scratch fever
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a viral infection contracted from an infected cat's scratch or other skin lesion, characterized by mild fever and inflammation of the injury and lymph glands; also called cat scratch disease
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