Bacillary angiomatosis in a patient with AIDS

S. Diane Goodwin, Courtney V. Fletcher, A. Christine Teague, Sharon K. Parks

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OBJECIIVE: 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1378-1382
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Pharmacotherapy
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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