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Bartonella henselae/Bacillary angiomatosis: cutaneous biopsy
Hematoxylin and eosin staining of a biopsy specimen of a cutaneous Bacillary angiomatosis lesion demonstrates a dermal vessel lined with protuberant endothelial cells surrounded by myxoid connective tissue containing neutrophils and amphophilic granular material in close proximity to the vascular lumen.
Jane E. Koehler, MD, University of California San Francisco. (Reprinted with permission from Koehler JE, et al. Cutaneous vascular lesions and disseminated cat-scratch disease in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex. Ann Intern Med 1988;109:449-455.)
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