The agent of bacillary angiomatosis

D. Venes, C. J. Cockerell, P. M. Tierno, A. E. Friedman-Kien, K. S. Kim, K. H. Wilson, B. Anderson, R. Frothingham, D. A. Relman, J. S. Loutit, T. M. Schmidt, S. Falkow, L. S. Tompkins

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To the Editor: After reading the report by Relman et al. on the identification of the agent of bacillary angiomatosis (Dec. 6 issue), I wondered whether Kaposi's sarcoma, another disorder of the immunosuppressed, characterized by a “proliferation of small blood vessels in the skin and visceral organs,” had ever been subjected to a similar search for occult pathogens. Might it also originate from an infectious agent?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1511-1513
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 23 1991

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    Venes, D., Cockerell, C. J., Tierno, P. M., Friedman-Kien, A. E., Kim, K. S., Wilson, K. H., Anderson, B., Frothingham, R., Relman, D. A., Loutit, J. S., Schmidt, T. M., Falkow, S., & Tompkins, L. S. (1991). The agent of bacillary angiomatosis. New England Journal of Medicine, 324(21), 1511-1513.