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Intracerebral Bacillary Angiomatosis in a Patient Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Ann Int Med 116:740-742, Spach,D.H.,et al, 1992
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Article Abstract
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.
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