Leprosy-like cutaneous presentation of Histoplasma capsulatum infection in an African HIV+ patient

Lucina Titone Lanza Di Scalea, Francesco Scarlata, Claudia Imburgia, Marcello Trizzino

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Abstract

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.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)211-213
Numero di pagine3
RivistaLE INFEZIONI IN MEDICINA
Volume3
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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