Disseminated Histoplasmosis in a Renal Transplant Patient
Cutis. 2013 June;91(6):295-299
Histoplasma capsulatum is a common endemic mycosis. Infection typically goes unnoticed by an individual, but in immunosuppressed patients, it may become disseminated. We report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis occurring 6 weeks after a kidney transplant. We discuss disseminated histoplasmosis and review its characteristic clinical, laboratory, and histologic manifestations, as well as current treatment modalities.