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

Hilary I. Hertan, Satheesh Nair, Pedro Arguello

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Abstract

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
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Histoplasmosis
Diarrhea
Ecuador
Transverse Colon
Colonoscopy
Abdominal Pain
Endoscopy
Weight Loss
Fever
Therapeutics

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  • Gastroenterology

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Progressive gastrointestinal histoplasmosis leading to colonic obstruction two years after initial presentation. / Hertan, Hilary I.; Nair, Satheesh; Arguello, Pedro.

In: American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol. 96, No. 1, 2001, p. 221-222.

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