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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 124-126

A rare case of histoplasmosis in a renal allograft recipient


1 Department of Microbiology, Care Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Nephrology, Care Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Care Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Jhansi Vani Devana
Department of Microbiology, Care Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.194949

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Histoplasmosis is a very rare disease in non-endemic areas. It is a granulomatous disease caused by a saprophytic dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. In immunocompromised individuals, it may cause a progressive and potentially fatal disseminated disease. Isolated cutaneous histoplasmosis is rare in renal transplant recipients. We report a case of a 45-year-old male who presented with skin lesions 4 years after renal transplantation. Histopathological examination of biopsy taken from the skin lesions showed intracellular budding yeast cells and was confirmed by culture of the biopsy sample. The patient was treated with Itraconazole and responded well with disappearance of all skin lesions.


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