Bacillary Angiomatosis

Bacillary angiomatosis is an exuberant proliferation of granulation tissue caused by Bartonella henselae. Skin lesions can resemble those seen in Kaposi's sarcoma. Most cases are persons with concomitant AIDS. It is now rare in those on anti-retroviral therapy
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Bacillary angiomatosis

Bacillary angiomatosis: A bacterial infection due to a cat scratch most often seen today in people with HIV. The disease characteristically presents with swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), sore throat, fatigue, and fever, chills, sweats, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss. There is usually a little bump (a papule) which may be pus-filled...
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bacillary angiomatosis

Type: Term Definitions: 1. an infection of immunocompromised patients by a newly recognized bacterium, Bartonella henselae, characterized by fever, granulomatous cutaneous nodules, and peliosis hepatis in some cases. Skin biopsy shows vascular proliferation and infiltration of vessel walls by neutrophils and clumps of organisms seen with Warthin-St...
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