Histoplasmosis and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: A Study of Prognostic Factors

Couppié, Pierre; Sobesky, Milko; Aznar, Christine; Bichat, Saravane; Clyti, Emmanuel; Bissuel, François; El Guedj, Myriam; Alvarez, Fernand; Demar, Magali; Louvel, Dominique; Pradinaud, Roger; Carme, Bernard
January 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;1/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p134
Academic Journal
We aimed to identify prognostic factors for AIDS-associated disseminated histoplasmosis. In a multivariate analysis, we found that dyspnea, a platelet count of <100,000 platelets/mm[SUP3], and lactate dehydrogenase levels of <2 times the upper limit of the normal range were significantly independently associated with the death of the patient during the first 30 days of antifungal treatment.


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