Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis

Dylewski, Joe
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, pE1090
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case study of a 21-year-old woman who sought medical care for shortness of breath and dry cough of three weeks following a crop-planting trip to El Salvador. Her chest radiograph and computed tomographic (CT) scan showed nodules on the lungs, and she was diagnosed with acute histoplasmosis. The article discusses histoplasmosis, which is a fungal infection endemic to El Salvador.


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