Disseminated histoplasmosis in AIDS

a report of three patients.

Hui Jan Tan, I. Cheong, W. M. Muhaizan

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Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. Although uncommon, it should be considered among the list of important opportunistic infections in severely immunocompromised patients. Patients living with AIDS are at particular risk of disseminated histoplasmosis. Diagnosis requires a high level of clinical suspicion. The infection is best confirmed by demonstration of the organism in tissue specimens or by culture. Amphotericin B is the most effective drug for severe disseminated histoplasmosis. Response is good but life-long maintenance is required to prevent relapse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalThe Medical journal of Malaysia
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Histoplasmosis
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Histoplasma
Mycoses
Opportunistic Infections
Immunocompromised Host
Amphotericin B
Maintenance
Recurrence
Infection
Pharmaceutical Preparations

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Disseminated histoplasmosis in AIDS : a report of three patients. / Tan, Hui Jan; Cheong, I.; Muhaizan, W. M.

In: The Medical journal of Malaysia, Vol. 55, No. 2, 06.2000, p. 259-262.

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Tan, Hui Jan ; Cheong, I. ; Muhaizan, W. M. / Disseminated histoplasmosis in AIDS : a report of three patients. In: The Medical journal of Malaysia. 2000 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 259-262.
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