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An Outbreak of Bartonella bacilliformis in an Endemic Andean Community

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dc.contributor.author Sanchez Clemente, Nuria
dc.contributor.author Ugarte-Gil, Cesar
dc.contributor.author Solorzano, Nelson
dc.contributor.author Maguina, Ciro
dc.contributor.author Moore, David
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:55:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:55:02Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5729
dc.description.abstract Background: Bartonellosis affects small Andean communities in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Research in this area has been limited. Methods: Retrospective review of 191 cases of bartonellosis managed in Caraz District Hospital, Peru, during the last outbreak (2003). Results: The majority of cases (65%) were 14 years old and younger. There was a peak in acute cases after the rainy season; chronic cases presented more constantly throughout the year. The sensitivity of blood smear against blood culture in acute disease was 25%. The most commonly used treatment for chronic disease was rifampicin; chloramphenicol was used to treat most acute cases. Complications arose in 6.8% and there were no deaths. Conclusions: Diagnostic and treatment algorithms for acute and chronic bartonellosis have been developed without a strong evidence base. Preparation of ready-to-go operational research protocols for future outbreaks would strengthen the evidence base for diagnostic and treatment strategies and enhance opportunities for control. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1932-6203
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject UNAVAILABLE en_US
dc.title An Outbreak of Bartonella bacilliformis in an Endemic Andean Community en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0150525
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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