Disseminated histoplasmosis with conjunctival involvement in an immunocompromised patient

Shirali, Arun and Kini, Jyoti and Vupputuri, Anjith and Kuruvila, Maria and Prabhu, Venkatraya (2010) Disseminated histoplasmosis with conjunctival involvement in an immunocompromised patient. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS, 31 (1). pp. 35-38.

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Abstract

We report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a 37-year-old male acquired immunodeficiency syndrome patient from south India. The patient presented with high-grade fever, cough, conjunctival nodule and papulonodular hyperpigmented skin lesions. Histology of skin lesions and conjunctival nodule showed numerous intracellular Periodic Acid Schiff-positive rounded yeast cells within macrophages. Bone marrow aspirate confirmed disseminated histoplasmosis. The patient showed dramatic response after starting treatment with Amphotercin B.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, conjunctival histoplasmosis, disseminated histoplasmosis, India
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Dermatology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 07:24
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 07:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77912

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