Case report: Concomitant disseminated histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis in a person with AIDS

Shobha Swaminathan, Kavita Imrit, Jamie Green, Kasturi Das

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Abstract

A 46-year-old Hispanic male from Ecuador presented with fever, malaise, weight loss, and dyspnea. He was HIV-positive with a CD4+ cell count of 4/μL. He was hospitalized, and therapy for community-acquired pneumonia with broad-spectrum antibiotics was started. Both Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans were cultured from bronchial lavage, blood, and bone manow specimens. Despite aggressive therapy with amphotericin B, the patient died 8 days after admission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)602-606
Number of pages5
JournalAIDS Reader
Volume16
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

Keywords

  • Cryptococcus
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Histoplasma
  • Opportunistic infection

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