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<i>Bartonella bacilliformis</i> infection

A. Llanos-Cuentas and C. Maguiña-Vargas

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070643_update_001

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Bartonella bacilliformis infection

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Bartonellosis (Carrión´s disease, verruga Peruana, Oroya fever, Guaitará fever) is caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Bartonella bacilliformis. It is endemic in the western Andes and inter-Andean valleys of Peru, and is still occasionally reported in Ecuador, with infection resulting from the bite of various female sandflies....

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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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