[ kat-skrach ]
/ ˈkætˌskrætʃ /
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.
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- cat-scratch fever,
Also called cat-scratch fever.
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a disease of humans caused by an organism, Bartonella henselae, usually resulting from a scratch by a cat and characterized by lymph node enlargement
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