Bacillary Angiomatosis

Bacillary Angiomatosis Bacillary Angiomatosis

Skin face of a man with swollen Bacillary Angiomatosis

 

The skin disease Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) actually is a systemic infection caused by Bartonella species. Sometimes the affected persons are those with HIV infection, but not only they. The inflammation disease is commonly characterized by cutaneous vascular tumors resembling Kaposi’s sarcoma and symptomatic multisystemic infection, most commonly involving the liver (peliosis hepatis) and/or spleen (parenchymal bacillary peliosis).

F1.small Bacillary Angiomatosis

Bacillary Angiomatosis on back side of the skin's legs

 

Bacillary angiomatosis is causing basicly from bacteria Bartonella spp. cause vascular proliferation (angiogenesis): B.bacilliformis, verruga peruana; B.henselae and B.quintana, BA. Additional risk factors for bacillary angiomatosis associated with B quintana infection include the following:

  • Homelessness
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Exposure to body and hair lice

Risk factors for bacillary angiomatosis include the following:

  • HIV infection
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Organ transplantations
SSS Bacillary Angiomatosis

Sometimes there are kids with Bacillary Angiomatosis - it's not contagious disease

 

Symptoms of Bacillary Angiomatosis

  • high fever
  • tender and swollen lymph nodes
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • sweats
  • chills
  • poor appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms

 

 

Source: http://www.skin-disorders.net/

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