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Bacillary Angiomatosis in HIV Disease

Bacillary Angiomatosis in HIV Disease Bacillar y Angiomatosis in HIV Disease By Maxine Karpen, R.N. sent months before a diagnosis is made. "While rare, bacillary angiomatosis is henselae. lary angiomatosis, providing an additional method of diagnosis for this secondary bacterial infectious disease. Although comparatively rare in people Researchers have recently isolated the bacteria responsible for bacil- increasingly recognized, although it is still commonly missed or misdiagnosed," reports tant Acquisition of this organism is generally associated with cat contact. "As a microbiologist, I wanted to prove Dr. Jane Koehler. A research assis- with intact immune systems, it is increasingly being seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly those infected with HIV. Although curable, bacillary angiomatosis is life-threatening and poses a diagnostic problem since its manifestations are often mistaken for a variety of other disorders. Once infected by the causative bacteria, blood vessels proliferate and form tumor-like masses in bones, liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and the brain, often accompanied by pain, fever, swelling, and other symptoms. Yet to be determined is the mechanism by which the bacteria trigger the wild growth of blood vessels. The hepatic and splenic visceral lesions professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Koehler was the principal investigator http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Bacillary Angiomatosis in HIV Disease

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (4) – Aug 1, 1993

Bacillary Angiomatosis in HIV Disease

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (4) – Aug 1, 1993

Abstract

Bacillar y Angiomatosis in HIV Disease By Maxine Karpen, R.N. sent months before a diagnosis is made. "While rare, bacillary angiomatosis is henselae. lary angiomatosis, providing an additional method of diagnosis for this secondary bacterial infectious disease. Although comparatively rare in people Researchers have recently isolated the bacteria responsible for bacil- increasingly recognized, although it is still commonly missed or misdiagnosed," reports tant Acquisition of this organism is generally associated with cat contact. "As a microbiologist, I wanted to prove Dr. Jane Koehler. A research assis- with intact immune systems, it is increasingly being seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly those infected with HIV. Although curable, bacillary angiomatosis is life-threatening and poses a diagnostic problem since its manifestations are often mistaken for a variety of other disorders. Once infected by the causative bacteria, blood vessels proliferate and form tumor-like masses in bones, liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and the brain, often accompanied by pain, fever, swelling, and other symptoms. Yet to be determined is the mechanism by which the bacteria trigger the wild growth of blood vessels. The hepatic and splenic visceral lesions professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Koehler was the principal investigator

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Abstract

Bacillar y Angiomatosis in HIV Disease By Maxine Karpen, R.N. sent months before a diagnosis is made. "While rare, bacillary angiomatosis is henselae. lary angiomatosis, providing an additional method of diagnosis for this secondary bacterial infectious disease. Although comparatively rare in people Researchers have recently isolated the bacteria responsible for bacil- increasingly recognized, although it is still commonly missed or misdiagnosed," reports tant Acquisition of this organism is generally associated with cat contact. "As a microbiologist, I wanted to prove Dr. Jane Koehler. A research assis- with intact immune systems, it is increasingly being seen in immunocompromised patients, particularly those infected with HIV. Although curable, bacillary angiomatosis is life-threatening and poses a diagnostic problem since its manifestations are often mistaken for a variety of other disorders. Once infected by the causative bacteria, blood vessels proliferate and form tumor-like masses in bones, liver, spleen, lymph nodes, and the brain, often accompanied by pain, fever, swelling, and other symptoms. Yet to be determined is the mechanism by which the bacteria trigger the wild growth of blood vessels. The hepatic and splenic visceral lesions professor of infectious diseases at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Koehler was the principal investigator

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Aug 1, 1993

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