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Oral histoplasmosis in India: a case report and an overview of cases reported during 1968-92.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8064548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Oral histoplasmosis in a 30-year-old male with no history of travel outside India is described. An ulcerating lesion was located on the hard palate. A chest X-ray was normal. Based on physical examination, regional lymph nodes, liver and spleen were not involved. The diagnosis was established by demonstrating yeast-like budding cells in a biopsy of the lesion and by isolating Histoplasma capsulatum in pure culture. The identity of the isolate was confirmed by a chemiluminescent DNA-probe assay and the exoantigen test. A review of the Indian literature from 1968 to 1992 revealed the occurrence of 25 authentic cases of histoplasmosis in India. In 19 cases, lesions were confined to the oral cavity confirming prior observation that histoplasmosis in Indian patients tends to occur primarily in extrapulmonary sites, particularly the oral cavity.
A A Padhye; A A Pathak; V J Katkar; V K Hazare; L Kaufman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0268-1218     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Vet. Mycol.     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-22     Completed Date:  1994-09-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8605493     Medline TA:  J Med Vet Mycol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emerging Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333.
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MeSH Terms
Histoplasma / cytology,  isolation & purification*
Histoplasmosis / complications,  epidemiology,  microbiology*
India / epidemiology
Mouth Diseases / complications,  epidemiology,  microbiology*

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