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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Given the cost implications of related biological investigations such as serology for syphilis, Lyme borreliosis, cat scratch disease, toxocariasis, cytomegalovirus, retrovirus, herpes simplex and zoster virus and rubella, these were not initially analyzed in the clinical context of our patient.
Cats are the main reservoir of Bartonella henselae, the causative agent of cat scratch disease. Cat bites have also been associated with transmission of Francisella tularensis resulting in tularemia.
Transverse myelitis in 2 patients with Bartonella henselae infection (cat scratch disease).
Detection of bartonella henselae DNA by polymerase chain reaction in a patient with cat scratch disease: a case report.
Fleas and flea bites can transmit bacterial diseases such as plague, murine (mouse) typhus, cat scratch disease and some Rickettsial diseases.
Bartonella henselae is a fastidious organism commonly known for causing cat scratch disease. Cat scratch disease had been described over 50 years ago, but the first causal evidence of disease was not documented until 1983 [1].
Margileth, "Cat scratch disease," Advances in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, vol.
You could develop cat scratch disease, caused by the bacteria, Bartonela henselae, which can cause blisters, swelling, low-grade I fever, headaches, fatigue and require hospitalization and antibiotic treatment.
Schwab, "Bartonella henselae neuroretinitis in cat scratch disease: diagnosis, management, and sequelae," Ophthalmology, vol.
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a systemic condition caused by the gram-negative zoonotic bacillus Bartonella henselae.
Breitschwerdt, "Cat scratch disease and other zoonotic Bartonella infections," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol.