Genitourinary histoplasmosis in post-renal transplant patient: Diagnostic dilemma

Arun Chawla, Kiran Chawla, Joseph Thomas

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-361
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Urology
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2012

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