Trench fever

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Trench fever

Synonyms: Bartonellosis due to Bartonella quintana infection

A rare bacterial infectious disease caused by the louse-borne bacterium Bartonella quintana and characterized by a variable clinical picture with acute or insidious onset of a (potentially relapsing) febrile illness headache leg pain (most typically the shinbone) endocarditis and thrombocytopenia. There may also be only non-specific symptoms that mimic other infections. The disease nowadays most commonly affects socially disadvantaged persons in urban areas.

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