(also cat scratch disease)
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.
- 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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Syllabification: cat scratch fe·ver
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