Oroya fever

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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.
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An outbreak of acute bartonellosis (Oroya fever) in the Urubamba region of Peru 1998.
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.