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CLASSICAL BARTONELLOSIS

Alternative names: Oroya fever, Guaitara fever, Carrión's disease, verruga peruana.

Introduction

Carrión, a medical student, infected himself with tissue from verruga peruana in 1885, a cutaneous eruption of haemangioma-like growths. He developed Oroya fever, an acute febrile haemolytic illness, and died, thus establishing the intimate link between these two disparate clinical conditions.[16]