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Disseminated Histoplasmosis in a Renal Transplant Patient

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.


 

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