African Histoplasmosis in Eastern Nigeria: Report of Two Culturally Proven Cases Treated With Septrin and Amphotericin B

J Trop Med Hyg. 1978 Nov;81(11):225-9.


Two cases of African histoplasmosis culturally proven to be caused by Histoplasma duboisii are reported from Eastern Nigeria. One case had cutaneous papules and subcutaneous nodules all over his body while the other patient had cutaneous papules, an abscess over the right scapula, enlarged cervical, axillary and inguinal lymph nodes, and possible lung involvement. None of the 35 soil samples collected from the environment of the two patients were found positive for H. duboisii. In the first case, most of the lesions cleared with Septrin given orally. The 2nd case responded very well to treatment with intravenous Amphotericin B except for persistance of swellings in the inguinal lymph nodes. The effect of intralesional injection of Amphotericin B on this residual lymph node infection is now being assessed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Combinations
  • Histoplasmosis / drug therapy*
  • Histoplasmosis / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sulfamethoxazole / therapeutic use*
  • Trimethoprim / therapeutic use*


  • Drug Combinations
  • Amphotericin B
  • Trimethoprim
  • Sulfamethoxazole