Oral Histoplasmosis with Previously Treated Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Case Report

Authors

  • SM Anwar Sadat Resident Surgeon, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Dhaka Dental College & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Munshi Ahmed Hossain Robin Lecturer, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College, Dhaka
  • Sufia Nasrin Rita Associate Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics Sapporo Dental College, Dhaka
  • Feroza Akhter Senior Medical Officer, Dept of Dentistry BIRDEM Hospital, Dhaka
  • AFM Kamal Uddin Lecturer, Department of Medicine Dhaka Dental College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i2.17931

Keywords:

Itraconazole, Oral Histoplasmosis, Oral Ulcer, Tuberculosis

Abstract

Oral Histoplasmosis is a deep fungal infection may present as oral ulceration and can be confused with oral mucosal malignancies, tuberculosis and other fungal diseases. It mostly affects individual having immunodeficiencies like tuberculosis and AIDS, but may also affect immunocompetent individuals. Here we presented a case of oral histoplasmosis with previously treated pulmonary tuberculosisand was treated by oral itraconazole. Complete disappearance of oral ulceration was evident following four weeks treatment and the patient is in regular follow up with maintenance therapy for last ten months.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i2.17931

Medicine Today 2013 Vol.25(2): 99-102

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Published

2014-02-10

How to Cite

Sadat, S. A., Robin, M. A. H., Rita, S. N., Akhter, F., & Uddin, A. K. (2014). Oral Histoplasmosis with Previously Treated Pulmonary Tuberculosis: A Case Report. Medicine Today, 25(2), 99–102. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i2.17931

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