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Bacillary angiomatosis: biopsy slide
Biopsy specimen of a patient with bacillary angiomatosis and advanced HIV disease. There is a proliferation of plump vessels in an edematous stroma with significant numbers of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. The granular basophilic material adjacent to the vessels in the center represents aggregates of the bacilli (hematoxylin and eosin stain X400).
Toby A. Maurer, MD, University of California San Francisco
Timothy G. Berger, MD, University of California San Francisco
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Dermatologic Manifestations of HIV