SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION:Histoplasma capsulatum is endemic to the Ohio and Mississippi River Valley regions of the US. The demographics of histoplasmosis have changed following the advent of antiretroviral therapy and the use of immunosuppressive agents for organ transplantation and chronic inflammatory conditions1. Patients with kidney transplants make up more than half of this new demographic1, 2. While severe pulmonary histoplasmosis can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) in adults has rarely been described3. Early recognition and initiation of therapy is imperative in an immunocompromised host - including withdrawal of immunosuppression.