Histoplasma capsulatum is an opportunistic dimorphic fungus responsible for most often self-limiting or flu-like infections but potentially lethal in immunocompromised hosts. Histoplasmosis is rare in Europe. We reported a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in an African HIV patient with a leprosy-like primary cutaneous presentation and involvement of lungs, brain, limphnodes and eye. The therapy with liposomial B amphotericin and itraconazole led to a prompt resolution of the symptoms.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||LE INFEZIONI IN MEDICINA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases