Disseminated histoplasmosis presenting with cutaneous lesions in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Anna Grazia Angius, Maria Anna Viviani, Simona Muratori, Marco Cusini, Livia Brignolo, Elvio Alessi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-185
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • Disseminated histoplasmosis
  • HIV
  • Itraconazole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases

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