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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-48

Oral Histoplasmosis in A HIV Patient - A Case Report


Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis & Radiology, J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital, S.S. Nagar, Mvsore, India

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Histoplasmosis is a granulomatous fungal disease caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma Capsulatum, which was first described by Samuel Darling of Panama in 1905. The clinical presentation of Histoplasmosis is varied, ranging from the more common asymptomatic form to the rare and potentially fatal disseminated form. The disseminated form usually occurs in infants, elderly and immunocompromised individuals including those infected with HIV Oral lesions of Histoplasmosis are quite rare. When encountered, they are usually found in association with the disseminated form of the disease. However cases of isolated Oral Histoplasmosis without systemic or pulmonary involvement have also been reported. Here we report one such case of isolated Oral Histoplasmosis occuring in a 28 year old HIV infected male who visited the Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital, Mysore.


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