Gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in HIV infection: two cases of colonic pseudocancer and review of the literature

Am J Gastroenterol. 1994 Jan;89(1):129-31.


Primary gastrointestinal infection is an uncommon manifestation of histoplasmosis. It is almost always associated with disseminated disease and/or an immunocompromised host. The ileum and cecum are the most common sites involved. We report two cases of primary gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in HIV-seropositive men who presented with annular constricting right colon lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amphotericin B / therapeutic use
  • Biopsy
  • Colonic Diseases / drug therapy
  • Colonic Diseases / pathology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • HIV Seropositivity / complications*
  • Histoplasmosis / drug therapy
  • Histoplasmosis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Male


  • Amphotericin B