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Medical Term:

Bartonella anemia

Definition

anemia occurring in infection with Bartonella bacilliformis and characterized by an acute febrile anemia of rapid onset and high mortality. Occurs in central Andean mountains of northern South America; vector is phlebotomine sandfly, Lutzomyia.

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