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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This discovery raises the possibility that some cases diagnosed as Oroya fever might represent infection with this new Bartonella species.
Oroya fever, in contrast, is a disease of fever and anemia, with a high case-fatality rate.
Although initially Oroya fever was epidemiologically associated with ticks (13), it rapidly became evident that phlebotomine sandflies (particularly Lutzomyia verrucarum) were the vectors.