Cutaneous ulcer due to histoplasmosis and HIV infection

ArticleinDer Hautarzt 60(12):992-4 · March 2009with4 Reads
Impact Factor: 0.56 · DOI: 10.1007/s00105-009-1711-7 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.