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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo

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Abstract

SEVERO, Luiz Carlos et al. Histoplasmosis in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: a 21-year experience. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 2001, vol.43, n.4, pp. 183-187. ISSN 1678-9946.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46652001000400001.

Of 156 cases of histoplasmosis observed in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), during a 21-year period (1978-1999) 137 were included in this study. Sixty-seven per cent of the patients had hematogeneous disseminated histoplasmosis, 24% had a self-limited syndrome (acute pulmonary histoplasmosis, histoplasmoma or primary pulmonary lymph node complex), and 9 per cent had chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis. Clinical, mycological, and epidemiological data were reviewed and commented.

Keywords : Histoplasmosis; Histoplasma capsulatum; HIV infection; Brazil.

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