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oroya fever

oroya fever in Medicine

Oroya fever O·ro·ya fever (ə-roi'ə, ô-rô'yä)
n.
An acute endemic disease of the central Andes caused by the bacterium Bartonella bacilliformis and marked by high fever, rheumatic pains, albuminuria, and progressive severe anemia. Also called Carrión's disease.

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