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cat scratch fever Syllabification: cat scratch fe·ver
(also cat scratch disease)

Definition of cat scratch fever in English:


An infectious disease occurring after a scratch by a cat’s claw, a splinter, or a thorn. Symptoms include mild fever and inflammation of the injury site and of the lymph glands.
Example sentences
  • In some cases, inflamed lymph nodes may be a sign of more serious diseases, such as tuberculosis, rabbit fever, cat scratch disease and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Central irregular hyperechogenic areas, blurred margins and central necrosis were most frequent in bacterial, tuberculous and cat scratch disease.
  • All of these complications of cat scratch disease usually resolve without any lasting illness.
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