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Lytic vertebral lesions: an unusual manifestation of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma.
Isenbarger DW; Aronson NE; Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army
April 30, 1995
Clin Infect Dis. 1994 Oct;19(4):751-5. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The differential diagnosis of neovascular skin lesions in patients with AIDS includes Kaposi's sarcoma and bacillary angiomatosis. It has been suggested that the radiographic presence of lytic bone lesions in association with these skin lesions supports a diagnosis of bacillary angiomatosis. We present a case of disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma in which evidence of lytic vertebral disease was seen on computed tomography; the histopathologic characteristics of the osseous lesions are described. Findings of magnetic resonance imaging implied more diffuse marrow involvement. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated osseous manifestations of rochalimaea infection and Kaposi's sarcoma are reviewed.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/COMPLICATIONS Adult Angiomatosis, Bacillary/*DIAGNOSIS/*ETIOLOGY Bone Neoplasms/DIAGNOSIS/ETIOLOGY Case Report Diagnosis, Differential Human Magnetic Resonance Imaging Male Sarcoma, Kaposi's/*DIAGNOSIS/*ETIOLOGY Spinal Diseases/DIAGNOSIS/ETIOLOGY Spinal Neoplasms/*DIAGNOSIS/*ETIOLOGY/PATHOLOGY/RADIOGRAPHY Tomography, X-Ray Computed JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW REVIEW OF REPORTED CASES