cat scratch disease

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cat scratch disease

[′kat ¦skrach di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A benign systematic illness in humans characterized by malaise, fever, and a granulomatous lymphadenitis; the causative organism has not been identified. Also known as benign lymphoreticulosis.
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