Trench fever

Also known as five day fever. It was first identified during the First World War. It is caused by Bartonella quintana. It has a prolonged convalesence period resulting in considerable loss of man power. It is very rare now and is occassionally seen associated with poor hygienic conditions.

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Bartonella quintana

Causative organism of trench fever/five day fever. Initially it was known as Rickettsia quintana and later as Rochalimaea quintana, and...