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Bartonella bacilliformis infection 

Bartonella bacilliformis infection

Chapter:
Bartonella bacilliformis infection
Author(s):

A. Llanos-Cuentas

and C. Maguiña-Vargas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070643_update_001

Update:

Molecular taxonomy—multilocus sequence typing of Peruvian isolates revealed wide genetic diversity.

Clinical features—new syndromes.

Diagnosis—sensitivity and specificity of blood smear detection.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 July 2017

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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