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ABSTRACT: Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by the Histoplasma capsulatum. Mucosal manifestations are uncommon, but, when present, they are usually associated with pulmonary or chronic disseminated infection. The course of the disease is often related to the host immune response. The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical and microscopic findings of unusual involvement of nasal cartilage and septal destruction, and oral lesions of histoplasmosis in an immunosuppressed patient who presented an unusual form of the disease.
Mycopathologia 04/2006; 161(3):161-5. · 1.55 Impact Factor