Verruga peruana | definition of verruga peruana by Medical dictionary
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verruga perua´na a hemangioma-like tumor or nodule occurring in bartonellosis.
a late, eruptive stage of bartonellosis; characterized by soft conic or pedunculated vascular papules anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes from miliary size to several centimeters, resolving without scars after a few months.
ver·ru·ga pe·ru·an·a (vĕr-ū'gă per-ū-ahn'ă)
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bacilliformis was discovered in Peru in 1907 as the causative agent for Oroya fever and verruga peruana. Since then, B.
nov., isolated from the blood of two patients with verruga peruana. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol.
A chronic phase, termed verruga peruana
, is characterized by vasculoproliferative skin lesions; some reseachers have also described an asymptomatic bacteremic phase, which may contribute to the longevity of the reservoir status of infected persons (3).
Carrion's experiment showed that 2 strikingly different diseases endemic to Peru, verruga peruana
and Oroya fever, are etiologically related to each other.