Bacillary angiomatosis on a region of burned skin in a immunocompetent patient

Karakas M., Baba M., Aksungur V., Homan S., Memisoglu H., Uguz A.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.143, ss.609-611, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 143 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2000.03719.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.609-611


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.