Disseminated Histoplasmosis in an Elderly Man Presented with Fever, Weight loss, Abdominal Pain and Haemoptysis - A Case Report with Literature Review
Keywords:Disseminated Histoplasmosis, Mycosis, Immunosuppression, Adrenal Gland, Bangladesh
AbstractAn elderly patient presented with prolonged fever, gross weight loss, recurrent haemoptysis and abdominal pain. He had a background history of adrenal tuberculosis with completion of treatment without any obvious improvement. Clinically he was diagnosed as a case of adrenocotical insufficiency. Evaluation including histopathology revealed the diagnosis as disseminated histoplasmosis involving adrenal gland and lungs. The disease is a rarity without any underneath immunosuppression and hence high index of suspicion with appropriate steps for investigation is the key to achieve a diagnosis of disseminated histoplasmosis in Bangladesh.
J Medicine 2011; 12 : 81-85
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