Bacillary Angiomatosis

A reactive vascular proliferation that is characterized by the multiple tumor-like lesions in skin, bone, brain, and other organs. Bacillary angiomatosis is caused by infection with gram-negative Bartonella bacilli (such as BARTONELLA HENSELAE), and is often seen in AIDS patients and other IMMUNOCOMPROMISED HOSTS.
Also Known As:
Angiomatosis, Bacillary; Angiomatosis, Bacillary Epithelioid; Angiomatoses, Bacillary; Angiomatoses, Bacillary Epithelioid; Angiomatoses, Epithelioid; Bacillary Angiomatoses; Bacillary Epithelioid Angiomatoses; Bacillary Epithelioid Angiomatosis; Epithelioid Angiomatoses; Epithelioid Angiomatoses, Bacillary; Epithelioid Angiomatosis; Epithelioid Angiomatosis, Bacillary; Angiomatosis, Epithelioid
Networked: 72 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Kaposi Sarcoma (Kaposi's Sarcoma)
2. Infection
3. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
4. Cat-Scratch Disease
5. Pyogenic Granuloma


1. Kempf, Volkhard A J: 2 articles (01/2011 - 01/2005)
2. Melter, Oto: 1 article (05/2015)
3. Hruby, Miroslav: 1 article (05/2015)
4. Sternbersky, Jan: 1 article (05/2015)
5. Zamboch, Kamil: 1 article (05/2015)
6. Flodr, Patrik: 1 article (05/2015)
7. Orsag, Jiri: 1 article (05/2015)
8. Klicova, Anna: 1 article (05/2015)
9. Tkadlec, Jan: 1 article (05/2015)
10. Zadrazil, Josef: 1 article (05/2015)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Bacillary Angiomatosis:
1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
2. Erythromycin (Erycette)FDA LinkGeneric
3. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)IBA
4. Clarithromycin (Biaxin)FDA LinkGeneric
5. CollagenIBA
6. Tufted angiomaIBA
01/01/2001 - "Tufted angioma has to be distinguished from Kaposi's sarcoma, angiosarcoma, hemangioma of infancy, sometimes bacillary angiomatosis and other cutaneous capillary malformations. "
01/01/1993 - "With this in mind, we wish to briefly review herein some of the more recently characterised dermal connective tissue lesions, including plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumour, cellular fibrous histiocytoma, spindle celled atypical fibroxanthoma, adult myofibroma, dermatomyofibroma, so-called cellular neurothekeoma, ectopic meningothelial hamartoma, tufted angioma, sinusoidal haemangioma and bacillary angiomatosis."
10/01/1994 - "These lesions include: bacillary angiomatosis, a vasoproliferative, pseudoneoplastic infection of immunocompromised patients caused by Rochalimaea henselae; tufted angioma, a variant of lobular capillary haemangioma characterised by a "cannon-ball" distribution of multiple lobules composed of packed capillaries and pericytes; microvenular haemangioma, a cutaneous haemangioma composed of thin-walled and irregularly branching blood vessels which dissect dermal collagen; sinusoidal haemangioma, a distinctive variant of cavernous haemangioma which may be located in the subcutaneous breast tissue and then may be confused with well-differentiated angiosarcoma; "hobnail haemangioma" (targetoid haemosiderotic haemangioma), a benign vascular tumour with a distinctive clinical targetoid appearance and a hobnail cytomorphology of the prominent endothelial tumour cells; retiform haemangioendothelioma, a very recently characterised low-grade angiosarcoma occurring most commonly in the extremities of adolescents which is characterised by arborising blood vessels arranged in a retiform pattern and lined by hobnail-like prominent endothelial cells; Kaposi-like infantile haemangioendothelioma, a borderline malignant tumour of infants mimicking Kaposi's sarcoma histologically; epithelioid angiosarcoma, a highly aggressive tumour in the spectrum of epithelioid vascular lesions which stains positively for endothelial and epithelial immunohistological markers; benign lymph-angioendothelioma (progressive lymphangioma), a benign, slowly growing macule or plaque which has to be distinguished from well-differentiated angiosarcoma and Kaposi's sarcoma; and lymphangiomatosis of the limbs, a poorly recognised angiomatosis occurring in young patients and limited mainly to the limbs with a favourable prognosis."
7. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor)IBA
8. Cyclosporine (Ciclosporin)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Retinaldehyde (Retinal)IBA
10. Hemin (Panhematin)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
3. Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)
4. Organ Transplantation
5. Autologous Transplantation