Ocular bacillary angiomatosis in an immunocompromised man Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angiomatosis, Bacillary
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Immunocompromised Host

abstract

  • An immunocompromised man presented with an inflammatory eyelid lesion. Biopsy was performed; histopathology and special staining confirmed a diagnosis of bacillary angiomatosis. The man was treated with oral erythromycin, and the lesion resolved. The etiologic agents of bacillary angiomatosis are Bartonella henselae and Bartonella quintana, Gram-negative coccobacilli. The organisms stain positively with the Warthin-Starry silver stain. Lesions can be cutaneous or visceral and have been commonly described in immunocompromised patients. Histopathologic examination of lesions reveals angiogenesis and cellular proliferation. Bacillary angiomatosis can be treated with oral antibiotics.

publication date

  • September 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181cff605

PubMed ID

  • 20683276

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 371

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 26

number

  • 5