Objective: Presentation of a case of disseminated histoplasmosis, observed in a non-endemic area, in which cutaneous lesions and fever were the dominant clinical signs of the infection. Case: A 54-year-old homosexual man with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) related Kaposi's sarcoma presented with cutaneous lesions and fever due to disseminated histoplasmosis. The patient was successfully treated with itraconazole 200 mg/day. He died after 8 months from AIDS dementia complex: disseminated histoplasmosis relapse was not observed. Conclusion: The case shows that infection with Histoplasma capsulatum must be considered by dermatologists in HIV/AIDS patients, even in non-endemic areas.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
- Disseminated histoplasmosis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Infectious Diseases