Oroya fever


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Oroya fever: verruga peruana
Translations

O·ro·ya fe·ver

n. Oroya, fiebre de, fiebre (calentura) muy elevada que se observa en el Perú y se manifiesta con anemia perniciosa y extrema sensibilidad del tejido hemopoyético.
References in periodicals archive ?
If untreated, the acute form of the illness, sometimes referred to as Oroya fever, has a high mortality rate because the bacteria invade erythrocytes, resulting in subsequent severe anemia and secondary infections.
In Lima, Peru, a medical student named Daniel Carrion believed that Oroya fever and verruga peruana were the same disease.
A new species of Bartonella bacteria has been identified, after it caused an illness resembling Oroya fever in an American woman returning from a trip to Peru, reported Dr.