Pamela Jo Harris, MD
To the Editors: I read with interest Spach and colleagues' first reported case of intracerebral bacillary angiomatosis in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus (1). We report a similar occurrence in a 37-year-old white male homosexual patient with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) who presented in July 1990 with low-grade fever, dyspnea, and cough. Physical examination showed bilateral rales; chest radiographs and gallium scan results were compatible with a diagnosis of Pneumocystitis carinii pneumonia. The patient was treated with pentamidine, zidovudine, and steroids, resulting in resolution of clinical and radiologic findings.
Several weeks later, the patient presented with abdominal
Harris PJ. Intracerebral Bacillary Angiomatosis in HIV. Ann Intern Med. ;117:795. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-9-795_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(9):795.
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