bacillary peliosis


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Related to bacillary peliosis: bacillary angiomatosis

bacillary peliosis

A complication of an infection due to Bartonella henselae and B. quintana, esp. in immunocompromised patients. The infection causes vascular lesions in the visceral organs, esp. the liver and spleen.
See also: peliosis
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quintana are causative agents of bacillary angiomatosis, bacillary peliosis, and cat-scratch disease in humans.
a cause of septicemia, bacillary angiomatosis, and parenchymal bacillary peliosis.
Infection with Bartonella species causes lymphadenopathy (3), disorders of the central nervous system (including encephalopathy, hemiplegia, epilepsy, and subcortical frontoparietal lesions) (4-7), bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary peliosis (8), fever, adenitis, endocarditis (9-12), hepatosplenic involvement, cutaneous vasculitis, and osteomyelitis in domestic animals and humans (13-15).
henselae is known to cause bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary peliosis in immunocompromised persons, knowledge of its presence in the Jamaican cat population is important for primary prevention.