Cutaneous histoplasmosis in AIDS

Chande, C.; Menon, S.; Gohil, A.; Lilani, S.; Bade, J.; Mohammad, S.; Joshi, A.
October 2010
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2010, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p404
Academic Journal
Case Study
A patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection presented with multiple cutaneous lesions on upper extremities, trunk, face and with ulcers involving oral mucosa. Histoplasma capsulatum was isolated in culture from scrapings from both cutaneous as well as oral mucosal lesions. The patient responded well initially to the treatment with Amphotericin B followed by itraconazole; however, lesions recurred after three months with the further deterioration of immune status of the patient indicated by decline in CD4 counts. The same treatment was restarted and the patient is still being followed-up.


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