Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis

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Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis
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Chronic progressive disseminated histoplasmosis-a)Generalized nodule-ulcerative lesions b) multiple skin-colored umbilicated papules, and ulcerated nodules c) CT of the mediastinum shows hilar calcified lymph nodes d) numerous histiocytes and extracellular yeasts of H. capsulatum
SpecialtyInfectious disease

Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis is an infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, and most people who develop this severe form of histoplasmosis are immunocompromised or taking systemic corticosteroids.[1]: 316  Skin lesions are present in approximately 6% of patients with dissemination.[1]: 316 

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.