cat scratch disease


cat scratch disease

noun

Definition of CAT SCRATCH DISEASE

:  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

First Known Use of CAT SCRATCH DISEASE

1952

cat scratch disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAT SCRATCH DISEASE

: an illness that is characterized by chills, slight fever, and swelling of the lymph glands and is caused by a gram-negative bacterium of the genus Bartonella (B. henselae synonym Rochalimaea henselae) transmitted especially by a cat scratch—called also cat scratch fever

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