Carrion's disease


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Carrion's disease

[¦kar·ē¦ȯnz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A bacterial infection of humans endemic in the Andes which is caused by Bartonella bacilliformis and attacks red blood cells and blood-forming organs. Also known as bartonellosis.
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bacilliformis, which causes Carrion's disease (Breitschwerdt & Kordick 2000, Maguina et al.
Tropical medicine and bacteriology in Boston and Peru: studies of Carrion's disease in the early twentieth century.