Progressive gastrointestinal histoplasmosis leading to colonic obstruction two years after initial presentation

Hilary Hertan, Satheesh Nair, Pedro Arguello

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A 37-yr-old man from Ecuador presented with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss. Endoscopy revealed duodenal histoplasmosis. The patient improved with antifungal therapy but was readmitted 2 yr later with diarrhea and fever. Colonoscopy revealed histoplasmosis lesions, including a constricting transverse colon lesion. The patient refused surgery and died of colonic perforation. We discuss the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-222
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 8 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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