Disseminated histoplasmosis in patients with AIDS in Panama: a review of 104 cases

Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Apr 15;40(8):1199-202. doi: 10.1086/428842. Epub 2005 Mar 2.

Abstract

We identified the incidence and primary clinical characteristics of histoplasmosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in our hospital. Disseminated histoplasmosis is a common and severe disease among patients with AIDS in Panama and should be suspected for patients with a CD4 cell count of <100 cells/ microL, fever, respiratory symptoms, weight loss, and diarrhea.

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antifungal Agents / therapeutic use
  • CD4 Lymphocyte Count
  • Female
  • Histoplasmosis / complications*
  • Histoplasmosis / drug therapy
  • Histoplasmosis / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Panama / epidemiology

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents