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June 1990

Bacillary Epithelioid Angiomatosis Occurring in an Immunocompetent Individual

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (Drs Cockerell and Bergstresser); the Department of Dermatology, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Dr Myrie-Williams); and the Department of Microbiology, New York (NY) University Medical Center (Dr Tierno).

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(6):787-790. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670300087013

• Within the last several years, a newly characterized condition known as bacillary epithelioid angiomatosis (BEA) has been described in a number of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. All cases heretofore described have been seen in patients with the HIV infection. We recently evaluated a 37-year-old healthy man who had a localized form of BEA confirmed by biopsy, special stains, electron microscopy, and culture. We conclude that BEA as previously defined may occur in healthy, non-HIV-infected individuals.

(Arch Dermatol. 1990;126:787-790)

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