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Bartonella bacilliformis infection 

Bartonella bacilliformis infection
Bartonella bacilliformis infection

A. Llanos-Cuentas

and C. Maguiña-Vargas



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

Clinical features—new syndromes.

Diagnosis—sensitivity and specificity of blood smear detection.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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