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Disseminated histoplasmosis in an AIDS patient treated with itraconazole.
  1. P D Kell,
  2. D E Smith,
  3. S E Barton,
  4. J Midgley,
  5. P L Samarasinghe,
  6. B G Gazzard
  1. Department of Genitourinary Medicine, St. Stephen's Clinic & Westminster Hospital.


    A patient with AIDS presented with a fever, shortness of breath and a productive cough. A provisional diagnosis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia was made; however, blood cultures and bone marrow examination revealed disseminated infection with Histoplasmosis capsulatum. This was treated by itraconazole with initial success, but the patient relapsed while on maintenance therapy.

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