Cutaneous Bacillary Angiomatosis in a Renal Transplant Patient

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A 37-year-old man with a history of renal transplantation in 2013 due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis presented to the emergency room with a 2-week history of fever, chills, anorexia, weight loss, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and a new asymptomatic lesion on the right side of the neck. The patient worked as a truck driver and frequently traveled to Wisconsin; he had not traveled internationally in the past year. He lived with his brother who had a pet cat. He was compliant with his anti-rejection medication regimen, which included mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and prednisone. Physical examination of the neck revealed an 8-mm exophytic, friable, red papule with overlying blood crusts (Figure 1). The remainder of the mucocutaneous examination was unremarkable, and there was no palpable lymphadenopathy. The patient was started on empiric intravenous cefepime and metronidazole and admitted to the hospital for further management. A punch biopsy of the lesion was performed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


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