Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system

V. Tan, P. Wilkins, Sunil Badve, M. Coppen, S. Lucas, R. Hay, F. Schon

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Abstract

Histoplasma capsulatum infection of the central nervous system is extremely rare in the United Kingdom partly because the organism is not endemic. However, because the organism can remain quiescent in the lungs or the adrenal glands for over 40 years before dissemination, it increasingly needs to be considered in unexplained neurological disease particularly in people who lived in endemic areas as children. In this paper a rapidly progressive fatal myelopathy in an English man brought up in India was shown at necropsy to be due to histoplasmosis. The neurological features of this infection are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Volume55
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Histoplasma
Central Nervous System Infections
Histoplasmosis
Spinal Cord Diseases
Adrenal Glands
India
Central Nervous System
Lung
Infection
United Kingdom

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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Tan, V., Wilkins, P., Badve, S., Coppen, M., Lucas, S., Hay, R., & Schon, F. (1992). Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 55(7), 619-622.

Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system. / Tan, V.; Wilkins, P.; Badve, Sunil; Coppen, M.; Lucas, S.; Hay, R.; Schon, F.

In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Vol. 55, No. 7, 1992, p. 619-622.

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Tan, V, Wilkins, P, Badve, S, Coppen, M, Lucas, S, Hay, R & Schon, F 1992, 'Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol. 55, no. 7, pp. 619-622.
Tan V, Wilkins P, Badve S, Coppen M, Lucas S, Hay R et al. Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1992;55(7):619-622.
Tan, V. ; Wilkins, P. ; Badve, Sunil ; Coppen, M. ; Lucas, S. ; Hay, R. ; Schon, F. / Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system. In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 1992 ; Vol. 55, No. 7. pp. 619-622.
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