Which physical findings are characteristic of bartonellosis (Bartonella infection)-related bacillary angiomatosis and peliosis hepatitis?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: Kassem A Hammoud, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Examination findings include purple to red-black, raised, palpable skin lesions.

When the liver, lymph node, or spleen is involved, it may be enlarged.

Laboratory studies include the following:

  • Patients should undergo HIV antibody testing and CD4+ lymphocyte assessment.

  • Patients typically have anemia and elevated levels of serum alkaline phosphatase.


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