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Pulmonary histoplasmosis: A case report


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Abstract

Histoplasmosis is a systemic fungal infection caused by dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. It is widely distributed throughout the world. In present study, the case of a 50-year-old male patient diagnosed as pulmonary histoplasmosis. Initially, the patient was suspected as a case of alcoholic hepatitis but subsequently the diagnosis of pulmonary histoplasmosis was confirmed by lung biopsy. The symptoms were dissuaded following amphotericin B and itraconazole treatment.

Keywords

histoplasma capsulatum, histoplasmosis, pulmonary, antifungal

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