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Bacillary angiomatosis on a region of burned skin in a immunocompetent patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10971338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bacillary angiomatosis usually develops in immunodeficient patients with a history of contact with cats. We report a 21-year-old immunocompetent woman with facial angiomatous lesions following a second-degree burn and without a history of direct contact with cats. The diagnosis of bacillary angiomatosis was based on the demonstration of bacilli in histological sections stained by the Warthin-Starry method. The lesions resolved 2 months after treatment with oral erythromycin for 8 weeks. This case emphasizes that bacillary angiomatosis may be seen in immunocompetent individuals and may be transmitted in other ways than cat scratches, e.g. by arthropods.
M Karakaş; M Baba; V L Aksungur; S Homan; H R Memisoğlu; A Uğuz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-24     Completed Date:  2000-10-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Angiomatosis, Bacillary / etiology*,  microbiology
Burns / complications*,  microbiology
Facial Dermatoses / etiology*,  microbiology
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