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
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