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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-38
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

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Histoplasmosis
Immunocompromised Host
Skin
Periodic Acid
Cough
India
Histology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Fever
Yeasts
Bone Marrow
Macrophages
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Dermatology

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