oa South African Family Practice - Clues to hepatic histoplasmosis in an immunocompromised patient : case study
|Article Title||Clues to hepatic histoplasmosis in an immunocompromised patient : case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Author||P. Soma and J. Moodley|
|Publication Date||May 2009|
|Pages||261 - 262|
|Keyword(s)||Antifungal, Ferritin, Hepatomegaly, Histoplasmosis and HIV|
Disseminated histoplasmosis can be the initial clue to the presence of AIDS. In HIV infected patients, histoplasmosis can present with unusual manifestations, without a positive exposure history or outside the typical endemic area. Untreated histoplasmosis can be potentially life-threatening and clues to diagnose it effectively and efficiently are essential.
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