Cutaneous presentation of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis nine years after renal transplantation

V. M. Rosado-Odom, J. Daoud, R. Johnson, S. D. Allen, S. R. Lockhart, N. Iqbal, W. J. Shieh, S. Zaki, A. A. Sharfuddin

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Abstract

Initial presentation of invasive fungal infections such as histoplasmosis can include non-specific clinical manifestations, especially in immunocompromised patients. A high index of suspicion is required to identify atypical manifestations of these diseases, which carry a high risk of mortality, if the diagnosis is delayed or missed. We describe a case of a kidney transplant recipient with cutaneous lesions as initial manifestation of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis where a skin biopsy was crucial to an early diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E64-E69
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Cutaneous lesion
  • Histoplasma capsulatum
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Renal transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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Rosado-Odom, V. M., Daoud, J., Johnson, R., Allen, S. D., Lockhart, S. R., Iqbal, N., Shieh, W. J., Zaki, S., & Sharfuddin, A. A. (2013). Cutaneous presentation of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis nine years after renal transplantation. Transplant Infectious Disease, 15(2), E64-E69. https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.12059