Diseases & Conditions


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Bartonellosis


Synonyms of Bartonellosis
  • Bartonella Bacilliformis Infection
  • Bartonelliasis
  • Carrion's Disease

Disorder Subdivisions

  • Oroya Fever
  • Verruga Peruana (Hemorrhagic Pian; Verruca Peruviana)


General Discussion
Bartonellosis is a rare infectious disease found only in certain regions of South America. It is caused by infection with the bacterium Bartonella bacilliformis (B. bacilliformis), which is transmitted by sandflies. Bartonellosis is usually characterized by two distinctive stages: a sudden (acute), potentially life-threatening illness associated with high fever and decreased levels of circulating red blood cells (i.e., hemolytic anemia) and a chronic, benign skin (cutaneous) eruption consisting of raised, reddish-purple nodules.
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Organizations related to Bartonellosis
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Road NE
    Atlanta GA 30333
    Phone #: 404-639-3534
    800 #: 800-311-3435
    e-mail: http://www.cdc.gov/netinfo.htm
    Home page: http://www.cdc.gov/
  • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    6610 Rockledge Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-6612
    Phone #: 301-496-5717
    800 #: --
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO)
    Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    Washington DC 20037
    Phone #: 202-974-3000
    800 #: --
    e-mail: postmaster@paho.org
    Home page: http://www.who.ch/



For a Complete Report

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