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Ann Pharmacother. 1993 Nov;27(11):1378-82.

Bacillary angiomatosis in a patient with AIDS.

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  • 1Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To report the clinical presentation and response to antimicrobial therapy of presumed bacillary angiomatosis in an AIDS patient.

DESIGN:

Single case report.

SETTING:

A 1058-bed, university teaching hospital.

PATIENT:

28-year-old HIV-positive man (T4 lymphocyte count < 3/mm3), who was diagnosed with AIDS in 1984.

RESULTS:

The skin lesions responded promptly to treatment with doxycycline and erythromycin.

CONCLUSIONS:

Bacillary angiomatosis is an infection that occurs with endstage AIDS. Skin lesions have recognizable characteristics and respond promptly to appropriate antibiotic therapy.

PMID:
8286814
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