catscratch disease

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cat·scratch dis·ease (CSD),

a benign, subacute illness caused by Bartonella henselae, and characterized by regional lymphadenitis following the scratch (occasionally the bite) of a cat.

cat·scratch dis·ease

, catscratch fever (CSD) (kat'skrach di-zēz', fē'vĕr)
An infection that causes chronic benign adenopathy in most cases, especially in children and young adults, usually associated with a cat scratch or bite. In most cases it is caused by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. The lymphadenopathy usually resolves spontaneously within a period of several months. The infection may cause other clinical symptoms such as fever of unknown origin, encephalitis, microabscess in the liver and spleen, and osteomyelitis.
Synonym(s): benign inoculation lymphoreticulosis, benign inoculation reticulosis, regional granulomatous lymphadenitis.

cat·scratch dis·ease

, catscratch fever(CSD) (kat'skrach di-zēz', fē'vĕr)
Benign, subacute illness caused by Bartonella henselae; characterized by regional lymphadenitis following the scratch (occasionally the bite) of a cat.
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