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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


ZEGARRA PIEROLA, Jaime et al. Carrion´s disease during pregnancy presenting with acute respiratory distress and multi organ failure: A case report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.4, pp.256-261. ISSN 1018-130X.

Carrion´s disease is an endemic disease in Peru caused by Bartonella bacilliformis presenting with an acute or hemolytic form and a chronic verrucous form with asymptomatic bacteremia. The acute form is usually serious and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We report the case of a case of a young pregnant woman from Yungay, Ancash who presented with the acute form complicated with multi organ failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome needing mechanical ventilation and dying.

Keywords : Bartonella infections; pregnant; adult respiratory distress syndrome.

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