cat-bite fever

cat-bite fever

 
an infectious disease of humans transmitted by the bite of a cat, caused by Pasteurella multocida and marked by formation of an abscess at the site of inoculation. note: Not to be confused with cat-scratch disease.

cat-·bite dis·ease

rat-bite fever, presumably spread from rats to cats and thus to humans.
Synonym(s): cat-bite fever

cat-bite fever

An infection by Pasteurella multocida, an oral saprobe of felines, which forms an abscess at the inoculation site, and may cause focal arthralgia; other complications are rare

cat-bite fever

an infectious disease of humans transmitted by the bite of a cat, caused by Pasteurella multocida and marked by the formation of an abscess at the site of inoculation. note: Not to be confused with cat-scratch disease.