- a disorder characterized by fever and swelling of the lymph glands, caused by a viral infection resulting from the scratch or bite of a cat.
Also called cat-scratch fever.
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cat scratch disease
- An infectious disease that may follow the scratch or bite of a cat, producing localized inflammation of lymph nodes and a low-grade fever.benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis cat scratch fever
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