cat scratch disease
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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