ContributionBy self-inoculation demonstrated infectiousnes of verruga peruana, and its link to Oroya Fever (bartonellosis).
NotesDaniel Alcides Carrion inoculated himself (August 27, 1885) with blood from a patient with the dermal lesions known as verruga peruana, and quickly developed the acute systemic condition known as Oroya Fever, from which he died. Before dying, he recognized that his experiment had strongly supported the belef that Oroya Fever was often a precursor to verruga peruana. The agent was later identified as the rickettsial bacterium Bartonella bacilliformis. See J. knobloch, Trop. Med. Parasitol. 36: 183, 1985.
Pathogen ClassBacteria

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