cat scratch disease
noun Date: 1952 an illness that is characterized by swelling of the lymph glands, fever, and chills and is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella henselae syn. Rochalimaea henselae) transmitted especially by a cat scratch — called also cat scratch fever

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  • cat scratch disease — noun a condition in humans caused by a bacterium, Bartonella henselae, carried by cats and entering the body through a scratch on the skin, causing fever and headache, swollen glands and occasionally a rash. Also, cat scratch fever …   Australian English dictionary

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