Disseminated histoplasmosis in an AIDS patient treated with itraconazole.
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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