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Transformation of pulmonary histoplasmosis to sarcoidosis: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17015002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Histoplasmosis, a dimorphic fungus, and sarcoidosis, a disease of unknown etiology, share many clinical features, including typical manifestations of granulomatous inflammation involving the lungs and mediastinal lymphatics in association with constitutional symptoms. As such, they are often difficult to distinguish based upon clinical presentation. Recent studies suggest that sarcoidosis may be triggered by infectious agents. Here we present a case of documented pulmonary histoplasmosis that evolved into sarcoidosis. This case supports the notion that infections promote sarcoidosis in predisposed hosts.
Jonathan H Wynbrandt; Elliot D Crouser
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-10-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory medicine     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0954-6111     ISO Abbreviation:  Respir Med     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-05     Completed Date:  2007-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908438     Medline TA:  Respir Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  863-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Ohio State University Medical Center, 1654 Upham Drive, 202 Means Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Histoplasmosis / complications*,  drug therapy
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications*,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary / drug therapy,  microbiology*
Treatment Outcome

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