Spontaneous regression of oral histoplasmosis

Stephen K. Young, Michael D. Rohrer, A. Ted Twesme

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A case of histoplasmosis with an unusual clinical presentation and subsequent disease course was diagnosed when a tooth extraction site failed to heal. Culture, biopsy, and serologic study confirmed the presence of Histoplasma capsulatum. Radiographs and sputum culture established pulmonary involvement. Oral and pulmonary lesions regressed without treatment. This case is presented to raise the question of whether all cases of histoplasmosis with oral involvement should be assumed to be disseminated disease requiring treatment with amphotercin B.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1981


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