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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-38

Disseminated histoplasmosis with conjunctival involvement in an immunocompromised patient


1 Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anjith Vupputuri
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Light House Hill Road, Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7184.68999

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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.


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