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Disseminated Histoplasmosis in Patients with AIDS in Panama: A Review of 104 Cases

Maria Eugenia Gutierrez, Alfredo Canton, Nestor Sosa, Esther Puga and Leyda Talavera

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 8, pages 1199-1202
Published in print April 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/428842
Disseminated Histoplasmosis in Patients with AIDS in Panama: A Review of 104 Cases

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We identified the incidence and primary clinical characteristics of histoplasmosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in our hospital. Disseminated histoplasmosis is a common and severe disease among patients with AIDS in Panama and should be suspected for patients with a CD4 cell count of <100 cells/µL, fever, respiratory symptoms, weight loss, and diarrhea.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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