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Chest Infections: Fellow Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I |

Disseminated Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Host

April McDonald, MD; Kiran Joglekar, MD; Amik Sodhi, MD; Dipen Kadaria, MD
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University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):121A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.130
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Chest Infections I

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in the United States with higher prevalence in states along the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. Approximately 500,000 new infections occur each year though clinically significant disease rarely manifests.1 Even more unusual is symptomatic disease in a host with intact cell-mediated immunity. We present a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent host.

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