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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 120-123

Pulmonary histoplasmosis in a renal allograft recipient


1 Department of Nephrology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pulmonology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
V Lobo
Department of Nephrology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, 489, Rasta Peth, Sardar Moodliar Road, Pune - 411 011, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.127907

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Histoplasmosis, seen rarely in kidney transplantracipients, can vary from an innocuous illness often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis to a severe disseminated disease with a high mortality. We describe a case with non-specific signs in whom the diagnosis was made by histopathological examination of the lesion. Prompt introduction of specific treatment led to Histoplasmosis, seen rarely in kidney transplantracipients, can vary from an innocuous illness often misdiagnosed as tuberculosis to a severe disseminated disease with a high mortality. We describe a case with non-specific signs in whom the diagnosis was made by histopathological examination of the lesion. Prompt introduction of specific treatment led to the patient making an excellent recovery.the patient making an excellent recovery.






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