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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Severe Anemia, Panserositis, And Cryptogenic Hepatitis In An Hiv Patient Infected With Bartonella Henselae.
Author: Velho, Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira
Pimentel, Vanessa
Del Negro, Gilda Maria Barbaro
Okay, Thelma Suely
Diniz, Pedro Paulo Vissotto de Paiva
Breitschwerdt, Edward Bealmear
Abstract: Bartonella spp. constitute emerging pathogens of worldwide distribution. Bacillary angiomatosis is the most frequent skin manifestation of bartonelloses; nevertheless, B. henselae infection should always be considered systemic, especially in immunodeficient individuals. The authors report the case of an AIDS patient with bacillary angiomatosis, who had concurrent severe anemia, hepatitis, peritonitis, pleuritis, and pericarditis. Clinical manifestation, electronic microscopic examination of erythrocytes, and histopathology of a papule biopsy suggested a Bartonella sp. infection. Multiple genes were target by PCR and B. henselae DNA was amplified and sequenced (GenBank accession number EF196804) from the angiomatous papule. Treatment with clarithromycin resulted in resolution of the bacillary angiomatosis, fever, anemia, panserosites, and hepatitis.
Subject: Aids-related Opportunistic Infections
Angiomatosis, Bacillary
Anti-bacterial Agents
Bartonella Henselae
Base Sequence
Dna, Bacterial
Hiv Infections
Immunocompromised Host
Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
Molecular Sequence Data
Skin Diseases
Treatment Outcome
Citation: Ultrastructural Pathology. v. 31, n. 6, p. 373-7
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1080/01913120701696601
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