Histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent man manifested 45 years after infection

Josep M. Torres-Rodríguez, Gemma Segura-Roca, Joaquín Coll

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Abstract

We report a case of a lung reactivation of a latent histoplasmosis in a 68 year-old patient without immunologic dysfunction living in Barcelona (Spain). The Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum infection was probably acquired in a previous stay in Equatorial Guinea 48 years before. Diagnosis of mild chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis was performed by histopathology of lung biopsy plus antibodies detection against H. capsulatum. Treatment with oral itraconazol during three months leaded to a complete clinical cure, and antibodies disappeared after four years of follow up. © 2008 Revista Iberoamericana de Micología.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-246
JournalRevista Iberoamericana de Micologia
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum
  • Immunocompetence
  • Latent histoplasmosis

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    Torres-Rodríguez, J. M., Segura-Roca, G., & Coll, J. (2009). Histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent man manifested 45 years after infection. Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia, 26(4), 244-246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.riam.2009.03.004