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An infectious disease occurring after a scratch by a cat's claw, a splinter, or a thorn.
- ‘Then, Pines and Grove islanders came down with something diagnosed as cat scratch fever - later referred to as AIDS - and died.’
- ‘All of these complications of cat scratch disease usually resolve without any lasting illness.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Having one episode of cat scratch disease usually makes people immune for the rest of their lives.’
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