bar·​ton·​el·​lo·​sis -ˌel-ˈō-səs How to pronounce bartonellosis (audio)
plural bartonelloses -ˌsēz How to pronounce bartonellosis (audio)
: a disease or infection caused by bacteria of the genus Bartonella
specifically : a disease of mammals including humans that occurs in South America, is characterized by severe anemia and high fever followed by an eruption like warts on the skin, and is caused by a bacterium of the genus Bartonella (B. bacilliformis) that invades the red blood cells and is transmitted by sand flies (genus Phlebotomus)

called also Carrión's disease

see oroya fever, verruga peruana

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“Bartonellosis.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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