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Imported African Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient 40 Years after Staying in a Disease-Endemic Area

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Histoplasmosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum var. duboisii is a rare disease outside central and western Africa. In Europe, all cases are imported. We report a case of an African histoplasmosis with isolated pulmonary involvement in a non-immunocompromised patient that occurred 40 years after his stay in a disease-endemic area. The patient was given itraconazole. (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography was used to assess evolution during treatment. The outcome for the patient was favorable.

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Mycology

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pasteur-02242455 , version 1 (01-08-2019)

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Clémence Richaud, Marie-Olivia Chandesris, Fanny Lanternier, Hélène Benzaquen-Forner, Dea Garcia-Hermoso, et al.. Imported African Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient 40 Years after Staying in a Disease-Endemic Area. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014, 91 (5), pp.1011-1014. ⟨10.4269/ajtmh.13-0731⟩. ⟨pasteur-02242455⟩
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