IADVL
Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
 
Users online: 1349 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  NAVIGATE Here 
    Next article
    Previous article
    Table of Contents

 RESOURCE Links
    Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
  Related articles
    Citation Manager
    Access Statistics
    Reader Comments
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3898    
    Printed115    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded109    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal

 

 NET CASE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 78  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 121-

A case of bacillary angiomatosis developed at a burn site


1 Departments of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Departments of General Surgery and Burn Unit, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey
3 Departments of Histology and Embryology, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
4 Department of Dermatology, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
5 Departments of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ayse Albayrak
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Erzurum Region Education and Research Hospital, Erzurum
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.90970

Rights and Permissions

Bacillary Angiomatosis (BA) is frequently seen in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-induced immunodeficiency. Our patient was a case that developed granuloma-like lesions in the area of a burn, 8 days after being burnt on the upper right arm by scalding water. No indication of immune deficiency was observed and no history of direct contact with cats was evident. By the sixth day of the patient's admission to our clinic, some of the lesions had reached a diameter of 2.5 cm. An excision biopsy was carried out from the lesions present on the patient. Electron microscopy revealed solitary bacilli located close to the capillary wall. Oral erythromycin treatment was implemented at 250 mg, 4 times a day for 2.5 months. Within this period of treatment, the lesions regressed completely, and a complete cure was achieved. This case demonstrates that BA must be considered in the differential diagnosis of both HIV-infected and immunocompetent patients.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow