Histoplasmosis in hairy cell leukemia: Case report and review of the literature

E. Weeks, C. M. Jones, V. Guinee, R. Shallenberger, G. A. Sarosi, P. A. Bunnell

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Abstract

Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis (PDH) has been described in only six patients with hairy cell leukemia (HCL). Herein we describe an additional patient with HCL and disseminated histoplasmosis. Additionally, we note that three of seven cases of disseminated histoplasmosis and HCL have occurred in East Texas. PDH is to be suspected in febrile HCL patients in an endemic area who fail to respond to antibacterial therapy. We emphasize that serologic studies are useful in the diagnosis of PDH in HCL patients, and these patients respond well to therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of hematology
Volume65
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1992

Keywords

  • Histoplasmosis
  • Leukemia
  • Mycosis hairy cell leukemia

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