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Imported and autochthonous histoplasmosis in Italy: new cases and old problems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16309355     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the past the Italian soil was considered as a low-endemic pabulum for H. capsulatum var. capsulatum and only few autochthonous cases of histoplasmosis were reported in Italy, especially in the Po valley. The aim of the paper was to evaluate this possibility by reviewing the literature and providing our own personal data. Four additional cases of histoplasmosis were observed during 1999-2003 in AIDS immigrant or in Italian citizens, and in travellers to endemic areas. One of the AIDS patients was an autochthonous case of histoplasmosis. The Italian literature was reviewed. Recent cases and literature data confirm the possible autochthonous presence of histoplasmosis in Italy, especially in the Northern regions.
Claudio Farina; Marco Rizzi; Lidia Ricci; Enrico Gabbi; Silvio Caligaris; Antonio Goglio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista iberoamericana de micología     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1130-1406     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Iberoam Micol     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-28     Completed Date:  2006-02-23     Revised Date:  2012-05-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9425531     Medline TA:  Rev Iberoam Micol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unità Operativa Microbiologia e Virologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology
Cote d'Ivoire / ethnology
Emigration and Immigration
Histoplasmosis / epidemiology*
Italy / epidemiology
Latin America
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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