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    ABSTRACT: Since 1999 we have observed three cases of imported histoplasmosis in our hospital. One was an immunocompetent individual and two further patients were immunosuppressed (renal transplantation and HIV infection C3). Two patients were born in endemic areas (Equatorial Guinea and Ecuador) and a third patient had a history of previous travel to the Peruvian Amazonia. The different clinical presentations and diagnostic tools of histoplasmosis are discussed.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2003 · Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
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    ABSTRACT: Histoplasmosis is a rare but serious fungal infection commonly presenting as mucosal ulceration of the oral cavity. It is increasingly recognized in Australia but the source of infection remains obscure and it is likely to be under-diagnosed. We report a case of chronic mucosal ulceration which failed to fully respond to periodontal therapy. Histology and culture of a gingival biopsy was consistent with histoplasmosis, and the patient responded favourably to treatment with oral itraconazole. Histoplasmosis may present to general dental practitioners as chronic mucosal ulceration and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions. Diagnosis is best made by culture and histology of biopsy specimens.
    Preview · Article · May 2004 · Australian Dental Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Histoplasmosis is a rare but serious fungal infection commonly presenting as mucosal ulceration of the oral cavity. It is increasingly recognized in Australia but the source of infection remains obscure and it is likely to be under-diagnosed. We report a case of chronic mucosal ulceration which failed to fully respond to periodontal therapy. Histology and culture of a gingival biopsy was consistent with histoplasmosis, and the patient responded favourably to treatment with oral itraconazole. Histoplasmosis may present to general dental practitioners as chronic mucosal ulceration and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of such lesions. Diagnosis is best made by culture and histology of biopsy specimens.
    Preview · Article · Jul 2004 · Australian Dental Journal
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