Glossary for Cat Scratch Disease

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Dr. Nithin Jayan
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB
Last Updated on Jul 19, 2014
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Glossary

Vector: agent that transmits disease

Pustules: elevation of skin containing pus

Splenitis: inflammation of spleen

PCR: Polymerase chain reaction, a technique used in molecular biology

Antipyretics: anti fever medication

Analgesics: painkiller

Fistula: abnormal connection between two organs

Bacteremia: presence of bacteria in blood

Encephalitis: acute inflammation of the brain

Neuroretinitis: infection of the retina

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