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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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British Dictionary definitions for cat-scratch fever

cat-scratch fever

noun
1.
a disease of humans caused by an organism, Bartonella henselae, usually resulting from a scratch by a cat and characterized by lymph node enlargement
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