Osteolytic Skull Lesions: Rare Finding in a Patient Presenting with Clinical Features of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) With Unknown HIV Status

Authors

  • Safia Bano
  • Zomer Sardar
  • Muhammad Kalim
  • Ahsan Numan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v28i1.5021

Keywords:

Bacillary angiomatosis, Human immunodeficiency virus, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Osteolytic lesions

Abstract

Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) is a rare but an infrequent opportunistic infection reported mostly in HIV-infected patients. The most common site of involvement is the skin manifestation followed by solid organs involvement like liver and bone. Although most cutaneous manifestations are treatable, the other organs involvement can be fatal in some cases. We report a case of an isolated osteolytic lesion due to the Bacillary angiomatosis (BA). We conclude that Bacillary angiomatosis (BA) should be suspected and screened when an osteolytic bone lesion is identified in immunocompromised patients like HIV with or without cutaneous manifestations as it is deadly fatal if treatment is not given.

Published

2022-04-30

How to Cite

Bano, S. ., Sardar, Z. ., Kalim, M. ., & Numan, A. . (2022). Osteolytic Skull Lesions: Rare Finding in a Patient Presenting with Clinical Features of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) With Unknown HIV Status. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 28(1), 123-127. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v28i1.5021

Issue

Section

Case Reports