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Skin - Nonmelanocytic tumors

Vascular tumors

Verruga peruana / Carrión disease


Reviewer: Christopher Hale, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 August 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2001-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Verruga peruana and Oroya fever are now called Carrión disease (Wikipedia)
● Due to infection by Bartonella bacilliformis, a gram negative, flagellated, motile bacteria (J Infect Dis 1992;165:1138, Future Microbiol 2009;4:743)
● Endemic in Peru

Clinical images
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Angiomatous lesions caused by Bartonella bacilliformis

Gross description
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● Numerous dark red papules

Micro description
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● Vascular proliferative process with Rocha-Lima inclusions (large cytoplasmic inclusions of endothelial cells)

Micro images
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Peripheral blood smear

Positive stains
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● Warthin-Starry stain shows clusters of bacteria in lesions

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