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Cat scratch disease

Cat scratch disease: Introduction

Cat scratch disease: An infectious disease transmitted through a cat's bite, scratch or lick and resulting primarily in lymph node pain and swelling. The condition can be mild or severe. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Cat scratch disease is available below.

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Definitions of Cat scratch disease:

A self-limiting bacterial infection of the regional lymph nodes caused by AFIPIA felis, a gram-negative bacterium recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and by BARTONELLA HENSELAE. It usually arises one or more weeks following a feline scratch, with raised inflammatory nodules at the site of the scratch being the primary symptom. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A disease thought to be transmitted to humans by a scratch from a cat - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Cat scratch disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cat scratch disease, or a subtype of Cat scratch disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cat scratch disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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