cat scratch disease(redirected from Maladie des Griffes du Chat)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
cat scratch disease
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||cat scratch disease - a disease thought to be transmitted to humans by a scratch from a cat|
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.