David H. Spach, MD; Lori A. Panther, MD; David R. Thorning, MD; Jeffrey E. Dunn, MD; James J. Plorde, MD; Richard A. Miller, MD
Bacillary angiomatosis is a recently described illness that results from infection with a novel, rickettsia-like, gram-negative bacillus (1, 2). This disorder occurs predominantly in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and typically manifests as angiomatous cutaneous lesions (3, 4), although dissemination (5) and peliosis hepatis (6) can occur. According to our review of the literature and MEDLINE search, the spectrum of bacillary angiomatosis has not included intracranial mass lesions. We report a case of a patient with bacillary angiomatosis who had cutaneous and central nervous system involvement and describe the patient's response to erythromycin therapy.
Spach DH, Panther LA, Thorning DR, Dunn JE, Plorde JJ, Miller RA. Intracerebral Bacillary Angiomatosis in a Patient Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Ann Intern Med. ;116:740–742. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-9-740
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(9):740-742.
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