Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
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ORSI, Ana Tereza et al. Histoplasmosis and AIDS co-infection. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.5, pp. 1025-1026. ISSN 0365-0596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000500028.
This report concerns an AIDS patient presenting systemic and cutaneous manifestations of histoplasmosis. A histopathological and mycological examination of the skin lesion confirmed the diagnosis. In AIDS patients histoplasmosis arises mainly when the T-CD4+ cell count is less than 50 cells/mm3. In such cases, histoplasmosis can be severe and if left untreated can lead to death, as occurred with this patient.
Keywords : AIDS-Related Opportunistic infections; Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; HIV; Histoplasma; Histoplasmosis.