Volume 92, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



A 22-day-old male was admitted with a 2-day history of irritability, dyspnea, jaundice, fever, and gastrointestinal bleeding. A thin blood smear was performed, which showed the presence of intraerythrocyte bacteria identified as , and subsequently, the child was diagnosed with Carrion's disease. The diagnosis was confirmed by specific polymerase chain reaction. The child was born in a non-endemic area and had not traveled to such an area before hospitalization. However, the mother was from an endemic area, and posterior physical examination showed the presence of a wart compatible with in semi-immune subjects. These data support vertical transmission of .


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  • Received : 13 Feb 2014
  • Accepted : 17 Sep 2014
  • Published online : 07 Jan 2015

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