SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.86 issue5Cutaneous metastasis of bladder sarcoma: when should we consider this hypothesis? a review of the literatureDisseminated tungiasis author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596

Abstract

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.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in English | Portuguese     · pdf in English | Portuguese