Genitourinary histoplasmosis in post-renal transplant patient: Diagnostic dilemma

Chawla, Arun and Chawla, Kiran and Thomas, Joseph (2012) Genitourinary histoplasmosis in post-renal transplant patient: Diagnostic dilemma. Indian Journal of Urology, 28 (3). pp. 359-361.

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Genitourinary histoplasmosis is very rare and to our knowledge only four cases of epididymal histoplasmosis and nine cases of prostatic histoplasmosis have been reported in literature. We hereby report a case of a middle-aged male, who presented three years after renal transplant, with complaints of fever, pain, and swelling in the scrotum. Imaging disclosed an enlarged right epididymis with prostatic and retrotrigonal abscess, suggesting tuberculosis infection. However, histopathology of the epididymal biopsy revealed histoplasmosis, and the drained pus on culture confirmed infection with Histoplasma capsulatum

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Epididymis, Histoplasmosis, Prostate
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Urology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 04:41
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2013 04:41

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