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
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Harris PJ. Intracerebral Bacillary Angiomatosis in HIV. Ann Intern Med. 1992;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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