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Histoplasmosis as an isolated liver lesion: review and surgical therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11379642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Histoplasmosis is the most common cause of fungal infection in the Ohio River Valley of the United States. Ninety-nine per cent of patients exposed to histoplasmosis develop only subclinical infections. Liver involvement is common in disseminated histoplasmosis, which usually originates in the lungs. There has been only one prior case described in the literature of histoplasmosis presenting as an isolated liver mass. We report a rare case that presented as a solitary right-sided liver lesion invading the diaphragm, with review of the literature for therapy of histoplasmosis of the liver.
R C Martin; M J Edwards; K M McMasters
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American surgeon     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0003-1348     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Surg     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-29     Completed Date:  2001-07-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370522     Medline TA:  Am Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Histoplasmosis* / surgery*
Liver Diseases / microbiology*,  surgery*

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