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First Report of Bacillary Angiomatosis by Bartonella elizabethae in an HIV-Positive Patient

Corral, Julieta MD*; Manríquez Robles, Amairani MD; Toussaint Caire, Sonia MD; Hernández-Castro, Rigoberto PhD§; Moreno-Coutiño, Gabriela MD

The American Journal of Dermatopathology: October 2019 - Volume 41 - Issue 10 - p 750–753
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001439
Extraordinary Case Report
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Abstract: We present the case of an HIV-positive patient who developed polymorphous lesions in which the evidence in the skin biopsy corresponds to the diagnosis of bacillary angiomatosis, and further tests proved the pathological agent involved in this case is not the usual Bartonella species, B. henselae and B. quintana, but B. elizabethae. As far as we know, this is the first case of bacillary angiomatosis secondary to this etiological agent.

*Dermatopathology Resident, General Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea González, México City, Mexico;

Pregraduate Medical Student, General Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea González, México City, Mexico;

Dermatopathology Service, General Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea González, México City, Mexico;

§Department of Ecology of Pathological Agents, General Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea González, México City, Mexico; and

Mycology Service Attending Physician, General Hospital Dr Manuel Gea González, Mexico City, Mexico.

Correspondence: Gabriela Moreno-Coutiño, MD, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, Av. Calzada de Tlalpan 4800, Sección XVI, Tlalpan, Ciudad de México, México (e-mail: gmorenocoutino@gmail.com).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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