[Myelopathy caused by histoplasmosis: report of a case]

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 1981 Mar;39(1):115-8. doi: 10.1590/s0004-282x1981000100013.
[Article in Portuguese]


A case of myelytic syndrome caused by histoplasmosis is reported. The patient had an acute paraparesis with impairment of all types of sensibility at T11-T12 level, with loss of sphincter control. The laminectomy revealed meningeal thickness and granulomatosis, microscopically identified as H. capsulatum. Intrathecal and parenteral therapy with amphotericin B, gave poor results.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Histoplasmosis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Myelitis / etiology*
  • Myelography