cat scratch disease


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cat scratch disease

n.
An infectious disease of humans that is caused by a bacterium (Bartonella henselae) transmitted by the scratch or bite of a cat and is characterized by a papular lesion, fever, and swollen lymph glands. Also called cat scratch fever.
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Noun1.cat scratch disease - a disease thought to be transmitted to humans by a scratch from a cat
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
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Cat Scratch Disease (Bartonella henselae): A bacterial disease associated with cat scratches and bites.
Abstract: A 5-year-old boy with cat scratch disease presented with fever of unknown origin and osteomyelitis of the thoracic spine and epidural abscess.
Confirmation of diagnosis of cat scratch disease by immunohistochemistry.
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Diagnosis of cat scratch disease with detection of Bartonella henselae by PCR: a study of patients with lymph node enlargement.
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Immunohistochemical study of lymph nodes in patients with cat scratch disease.
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In contrast to the lymphadenopathy associated with cat scratch disease and lymphogranuloma venereum, no palisading of histiocytes around the abscesses was noted.
Elsewhere on the feline front, University of Connecticut researchers in Farmington report finding a likely bacterial candidate for another condition transmitted by cats, cat scratch disease.