Title

Disseminated histoplasmosis in an immuno-competent young male: Role of bone marrow examination in rapid diagnosis

Document Type

Article

Department

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

Fungal infections are usually seen in elderly or immuno-compromised individuals particularly with human immunodeficiency virus infection. In immuno-competent individuals, they seldom present with overt clinical symptoms. In such cases diagnosis is made by combination of tests along with direct microscopic visualization of the organism. We present a case of immuno-competent individual who presented with unexplained fever and found to have Histoplasma capsulatum infection on bone marrow examination.

Publication

Diagnostic Cytopathology

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