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Katzenkratzkrankheit

Definition

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.

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Katzenkratzkrankheit

UMLS

KATZENKRATZKRANKHEIT

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