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Tracheal and Endobronchial Involvement in Disseminated Histoplasmosis: A Case Report

Houssein Youness, MD; Ross G. Michel, MD; Jan V. Pitha, MD; Kellie R. Jones, MD; Gary T. Kinasewitz, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: From the Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine (Drs. Youness, Michel, Jones, and Kinasewitz) and the Department of Pathology (Dr. Pitha), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK.

Correspondence to: Ross G. Michel, MD, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 920 Stanton L. Young Blvd, WP 1310, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5020; e-mail: Ross-Michel@ouhsc.edu


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© 2009 American College of Chest Physicians


Chest. 2009;136(6):1650-1653. doi:10.1378/chest.09-0236
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Histoplasmosis is an endemic fungal infection that can involve any organ when disseminated. Although oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, and endobronchial involvement have been described, direct tracheal involvement has not been reported. We describe the first case of disseminated histoplasmosis with direct involvement of the trachea. The endobronchial manifestations of histoplasmosis are reviewed.

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