TITLE

Progressive Gastrointestinal Histoplasmosis Leading to Colonic Obstruction Two Years After Initial Presentation

AUTHOR(S)
Hertan, Hilary; Nair, Satheesh; Arguello, Pedro
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan2001, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p221
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 37-yr-old man from Ecuador presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Endoscopy revealed duodenal histoplasmosis. The patient improved with antifungal therapy but was readmitted 2 yr later with diarrhea and fever. Colonoscopy revealed histoplasmosis lesions, including a constricting transverse colon lesion. The patient refused surgery and died of colonic perforation. We discuss the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in this report.
ACCESSION #
17635680

 

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