Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
versión On-line ISSN 1678-9849
CURY, Geraldo Cunha; DINIZ FILHO, Alberto; CRUZ, Antônio Gabriel da Costa e y HOBAIKA, Adriano Bechara de Souza. Outbreak of histoplasmosis in Pedro Leopoldo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2001, vol.34, n.5, pp. 483-486. ISSN 1678-9849. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822001000500013.
An outbreak of histoplasmosis was spotted in Pedro Leopoldo, a city in Minas Gerais State, Brazil, in 1997, where four individuals had been in contact with a bat-inhabited cave. Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis diagnosis was made by the use of clinical, serologic, radiographic and epidemiological criteria. An antifungal treatment with ketoconazole (400mg daily for 30 days) was administered resulting in symptons' remission in a few days.
Palabras clave : Histoplasmosis; Histoplasma capsulatum; Ketoconazole; Case report.