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Bacillary angiomatosis

12 February 2017, by DOUDIER B. & BROUQUI Ph.

Bacillary angiomatosis is a pseudo-tumoral vasculoproliferative condition that mainly affects immunocompromised patients. It tends to affect the skin but visceral involvement has been reported. It is caused by two pathogens : Bartonella quintana, which is responsible for trench fever, negative haemoculture endocarditis and chronic lymphadenopathy, and Bartonella henselae, which causes cat-scratch disease.

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