Disseminated Histoplasmosis

Authors

  • Md Shahriar Mahbub Postgraduate trainee, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • HAM Nazmul Ahasan Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Titu Miah Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Billal Alam Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Ratan Das Gupta Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Khan Mohammad Arif Indoor Medical Officer, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital
  • Muntasir Hasnain Assistant Registrar, Department of Medicine, Dhaka Medical College Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i1.4278

Keywords:

Histoplasmosis, endemic mycoses, disseminated histoplasmosis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Bangladesh

Abstract

A case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a 56-year-old apparently healthy male without any history of travel to endemic zone is described. The patient presented with fever with cough, respiratory distress and disorientation. Physical findings include fever, shortness of breath, reduced level of consciousness and hypotension. Diagnosis was confirmed by presence of Histoplasma capsulatum in bone marrow aspirate. This report illustrates the importance of recognizing the possibility of histoplasmosis in Bangladesh where mimickers of histoplasmosis like pulmonary tuberculosis and visceral leishmaniasis are extremely common.

Keywords: Histoplasmosis, endemic mycoses, disseminated histoplasmosis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Bangladesh

DOI:10.3329/jom.v11i1.4278

J Medicine 2010: 11: 70-73

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Mahbub, M. S., Ahasan, H. N., Miah, M. T., Alam, M. B., Gupta, R. D., Arif, K. M., & Hasnain, M. (2010). Disseminated Histoplasmosis. Journal of Medicine, 11(1), 70–73. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v11i1.4278

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Case Reports