Section : Dermatology in Infectious Diseases

Carrion’s Disease and the Skin (For professionals)

Synonyms: Verruga peruana, Peruvian warts, Oroya fever, Carrion’s disease

Spanish (Español): enfermedad de Carrión, fiebre de la Oroya, verruga peruana

  • Limited to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, the disease is caused by a facultative intracellular bacterium called Bartonella Bacilliformis. It is transmitted through a sandfly bite.
  • Treatment consists of antibiotics.
  • It is characterized by an acute and chronic phase.
  1. Acute phase (Carrion’s Disease): Fever, hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, jaundice…no skin manifestation.
  2. Chronic Phase (Verruga peruana or Peruvian warts): Clinical symptoms comparable to the acute phase..but there is a rash on the skin due to endothelial cell proliferation. Miliary (1-4 mm in diameter), nodular and mular (>5mm in diameter) forms are described.


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Category : Carrion's disease - Modifie le 08.10.2010Category : enfermedad de Carrión - Modifie le 08.10.2010Category : fiebre de la Oroya - Modifie le 08.10.2010Category : Oroya Fever - Modifie le 08.10.2010Category : Peruvian warts - Modifie le 08.10.2010Category : verruga peruana - Modifie le 08.10.2010