| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2006 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 297-298
SA Joshi1, AS Kagal1, RS Bharadwaj1, SS Kulkarni1, MV Jadhav2
1 Department of Microbiology, B.J. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra - 411 001, India
2 Department of Pathology, B.J. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra - 411 001, India
A case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a 45-year-old male patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from Pune is reported. The patient presented with high-grade fever and pain in hypochondrium. Clinical signs were pallor and hepatosplenomegaly. Bone marrow and splenic aspirate revealed numerous intracellular oval shaped yeast forms. Histoplasma capsulatum was isolated from the bone marrow and splenic aspirate.
H. capsulatum infection is an opportunistic infection usually reported from patient with AIDS in areas endemic for H. capsulatum . The present case highlights the fact that histoplasmosis could be an emerging opportunistic infection in India.
R S Bharadwaj
Department of Microbiology, B.J. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra - 411 001
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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