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Title: Epididymo-orchitis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum in a Colombian patient
Authors: Andres Botero-Garcia, Carlos
Adolfo Faccini-Martinez, Alvaro
Uribe, Erika
Calixto, Omar-Javier
Eduardo Perez-Diaz, Carlos
Pablo Osejo-Diago, Pedro
Gabriel Franco-Maz, Pedro
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: REVISTA DA SOCIEDADE BRASILEIRA DE MEDICINA TROPICAL, 50(6), p. 868-870
Abstract: Although histoplasmosis is generally a self-limited disease, disseminated infection can occur in patients lacking effective cell-mediated immunity, reaching virtually every organ, even the genitourinary tract in rare cases. We report a case of epididymo-orchitis in an immunocompetent 38-year-old bricklayer from the rural area of Villeta, Cundinamarca, Colombia. The patient presented with testicular pain and macroscopic scrotal changes requiring a left orchiectomy, with microbiological isolation and molecular confirmation of Histoplasma capsulatum.
Notes: Faccini-Martinez, AA (reprint author), Univ Fed Espirito Santo, Hlth Sci Ctr, Postgrad Program Infect Dis, Vitoria, ES, Brazil. afaccini@gmail.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/26166
DOI: 10.1590/0037-8682-0267-2017
ISI #: 000422945300023
ISSN: 0037-8682
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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