Oroya fever


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Oroya fever

[ə′rȯi·ə ‚fē·vər]
(medicine)
The severe form of Carrion's disease, characterized by a sudden, severe, and rapid course, often fatal anemia, and remittent fever.
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He had not, as is often said, set out to prove the single cause of verruga peruana and Oroya fever.
Not only did he demonstrate the unitary etiology of verruga peruana and Oroya fever, he also revealed the phenomenon that diverse diseases can be produced by a single pathogen.
During early investigations of the causes of Oroya fever, Noguchi (20) demonstrated that B.