A Child with Chronic Fungal Infection in Bangladesh that Mimicked Malignancy: Disseminated Histoplasmosis

  • Eshita Reza Khan Junior Consultant (OSD), MOHFW, Resident, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Chowdhury Yakub Jamal Professor, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Anwarul Karim Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Ismat Nigar Medical Officer, Department of Microbiology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Farah Diba Junior consultant (OSD), MOHFW, Resident, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, BSMMU, Dhaka
Keywords: Disseminated histoplasmosis, Child, Abscess, Osteolytic lesion

Abstract

Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus, which primarily causes a pulmonary disease. It is found throughout the world with the soil being the environmental reservoir. In infants and toddlers, disseminated histoplasmosis is the commonest presentation. In this age group, 60-80% patients has acute disseminated progressive disease. Disseminated histoplasmosis may also cause bone involvement with osteolytic lesion. Here, we have described a rare and unusual disseminated histoplasmosis, a 3 and half year old boy from Bangladesh with multiple abscess like soft tissue lesions, along with multiple osteolytic bone lesions.

Bangladesh J Child Health 2018; VOL 42 (2) :94-97

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2018-07-31
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Khan, E., Jamal, C., Karim, A., Nigar, I., & Diba, F. (2018). A Child with Chronic Fungal Infection in Bangladesh that Mimicked Malignancy: Disseminated Histoplasmosis. Bangladesh Journal of Child Health, 42(2), 94-97. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjch.v42i2.37765
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