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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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TAKANO MORON, Juan. Human bartonellosis: before and after Daniel Alcides Carrion. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2014, vol.31, n.2, pp.385-389. ISSN 1726-4634.

This is a review of bibliographic aspects associated to the knowledge about human bartonelosis before and after the death of Daniel Alcides Carrion. Emphasis is placed on stimulus in the development of medical research in Peru by the self-inoculation and subsequent death of Carrion especially in relation to human bartonellosis, conducted by Peruvian researchers and others around the world. The review includes the basic area of knowledge about the bacteria that causes the illness, the host response to infection as well as the biphasic behavior of the disease. The revised bibliography includes contributions to the knowledge of the disease in the last 100 years, now known with the eponym “Carrion’s disease”

Keywords : Bartonellosis; Carrion’s disease; History of medicine; Peru.

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