Cutaneous ulcer due to histoplasmosis and HIV infection

Department of Dermatology, Institute of Tropical Medicine of the Amazonas State, -, Brasilien.
Der Hautarzt (Impact Factor: 0.56). 03/2009; 60(12):992-4. DOI: 10.1007/s00105-009-1711-7
Source: PubMed


A 33-year-old Brazilian man presented with a painful ulcer on the glabella region. The patient was HIV-positive. Diagnosis of histoplasmosis was established by histopathological examination. In Latin America, disseminated histoplasmosis frequently involves the skin of HIV-positive patients. When affecting the skin, the disease has a wide range of clinical presentations. Our case highlights the importance of including this disease in the differential diagnosis of cutaneous ulcers in HIV patients from areas endemic for histoplasmosis.

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