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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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