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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 504

Syphilis of fungal world: Novel skin manifestations of histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent host

Department of Dermatology, Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India

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George Mamatha
Victoria (H), Thiruthiyad, Calicut 673004, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.103089

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A case of chronic disseminated cutaneous histoplasmosis with unusual skin manifestations in an immunocompetent host is reported. Presence of cutaneous ulcers, linear erythematous plaques, skin coloured atrophic plaques and recurrent self-limiting oral ulcers in a single patient has not been documented in literature so far. Diagnosis was established by identifying small intracellular yeast-like cells of Histoplasma in tissue smear and skin biopsy. Leishman stained tissue smear proves to be an easy and simple procedure for diagnosis of histoplasmosis.

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