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Meaning of cat-scratch disease

cat'-scratch disease"

Pronunciation: (kat'skrach"), [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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
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