BACILLARY ANGIOMATOSIS IN AN ETHIOPIAN CHILD: A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Bacillary Angiomatosis, HIV, Bartonella
We report a 9-year-old male HIV infected child who presented with multiple ulcerated lesions over the face and limbs of 6- month duration. With clinical suspicion of a malignant tumor, the child was admitted to Jimma University Specialized Hospital and a histopathologic evaluation suggested a diagnosis of Bacillary Angiomatosis .Consequently, he was treated with erythromycin and the lesions disappeared. This is a rare disease which is commonly associated with AIDS, usually occurring in adults. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented pediatric case in Ethiopia. The pathology, diagnostic and clinical features of this rare disease is discussed with a brief review of literature.
Abbreviations:- BA- Bacillary Angiomatosis HIV-Human Immunodeficiency Virus AIDS-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome