Disseminated histoplasmosis in an AIDS patient: A rare case from Southern India

Vishwanath, Sathyanarayanan and Girish, Narayan and Prabhu, Mukhyaprana and Madhusudan, Sangar and Balasubramanian, R and Valiathan, Manna and Goel, Shalini (2009) Disseminated histoplasmosis in an AIDS patient: A rare case from Southern India. Tropical Doctor , 39. pp. 247-248.

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Abstract

We present a case of disseminated histoplasmosis with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A 38-year-old woman presented with fever, cough, dysphagia, significant weight loss and a loss of appetite. She also suffered fromanaemia and cervical lymphadenopathy. A lymph node biopsy and a bonemarrowaspirate showed intracellular yeast forms of Histoplasma capsulatum. She improved with parenteralamphotericin B and oral itraconazole. Even though histoplasmosis is not endemic in South East Asia and India, it should be kept inmind when evaluating AIDS patients in view of the current scenario of the pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2011 04:00
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 04:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1622

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