Carrión's disease(redirected from Carrion's disease)
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infection with Bartonella bacilliformis, transmitted by sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus. There are two distinct stages. The first stage (Oroya fever) is an acute, highly fatal, febrile illness associated with severe hemolytic anemia. The second stage (verruga peruana) is manifested by a chronic, benign skin eruption of hemangiomalike macules surrounded by hyperpigmentation borders. Called also Carrión's disease.
Carrión's diseaseAn infection by Bartonella bacilliformis.
(1) Oroya fever (see there), acute bartonellosis.
(2) Bartonellosis, see there.
The infection had been described in the pre-Incan times but was named after Daniel Alcides Carrión, a peruvian medical student who inoculated himself with a lesion (verruga peruana) from a patient with chronic bartonellosis; Carrión later developed the classic findings of acute disease and died.