n South African Medical Journal - Bacillary angiomatosis : a rare finding in the setting of antiretroviral drugs : case report

Volume 105, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An HIV-positive 39-year-old man presented with generalised nodular lesions. He was apyrexial and normotensive, with a normal respiratory rate. The rest of the examination was normal. He had been on antiretroviral therapy for >4 years; most importantly, he was on a second line regimen (lopinavir/ritonavir (Aluvia) based). The appearance of the lesions, together with the history, led to the following possible diagnoses: bacillary angiomatosis, cutaneous cryptococcosis, nodular Kaposi sarcoma or cutaneous histoplasmosis.

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