Bartonellosis has two distinct clinical types. One type is called Oroya fever and presents with fever, weakness, headache, and bone and joint pain followed by severe anaemia and lymph node involvement. In favourable cases, Oroya fever lasts 2 to 6 weeks and subsides. Oroya fever can be fatal and death is usually associated with [Salmonella] septicaemia. The second type is called veruga peruana and is characterized by the eruption of nodules - especially on the face and limbs. These lesions bleed easily, persist for 1 to 12 months, and finally heal without scar formation.