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[Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a Spanish traveller to Nicaragua: an imported disease case].
Rev Iberoam Micol. 2003 Mar; 20(1):24-8.RI

Abstract

Pulmonary histoplasmosis is a rare disease in Spain. Moreover, it is difficult to diagnose due to unspecific clinical and radiological symptoms. The isolation of the fungus is essential for a proper diagnosis. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to identify the fungus itself in respiratory stains and we usually need invasive techniques. For all these reasons and taking into account the increase in journeys and immigration, we believe that it is probably underdiagnosed in our country. We report a case of acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a Spanish traveller and emphasize the importance of the anamnesis and the value of the microbiologist's experience to obtain the diagnosis.

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Servei de Medicina Interna, Centre Hospitalari i Cardiològic de Manresa, Apartat de Correus, 121, 08240 - Manresa, Barcelona, España. mdestivill@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
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Journal Article

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spa

PubMed ID

12825978

Citation

Flor, Antonia, et al. "[Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis in a Spanish Traveller to Nicaragua: an Imported Disease Case]." Revista Iberoamericana De Micologia, vol. 20, no. 1, 2003, pp. 24-8.
Flor A, Estivills D, Pérez R, et al. [Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a Spanish traveller to Nicaragua: an imported disease case]. Rev Iberoam Micol. 2003;20(1):24-8.
Flor, A., Estivills, D., Pérez, R., Ordeig, J., Ramos, F., Soler Bel, J., & Puig, X. (2003). [Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a Spanish traveller to Nicaragua: an imported disease case]. Revista Iberoamericana De Micologia, 20(1), 24-8.
Flor A, et al. [Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis in a Spanish Traveller to Nicaragua: an Imported Disease Case]. Rev Iberoam Micol. 2003;20(1):24-8. PubMed PMID: 12825978.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a Spanish traveller to Nicaragua: an imported disease case]. AU - Flor,Antonia, AU - Estivills,Dolors, AU - Pérez,Rafael, AU - Ordeig,Josep, AU - Ramos,Fernando, AU - Soler Bel,Josep, AU - Puig,Xavier, PY - 2003/6/27/pubmed PY - 2003/8/28/medline PY - 2003/6/27/entrez SP - 24 EP - 8 JF - Revista iberoamericana de micologia JO - Rev Iberoam Micol VL - 20 IS - 1 N2 - Pulmonary histoplasmosis is a rare disease in Spain. Moreover, it is difficult to diagnose due to unspecific clinical and radiological symptoms. The isolation of the fungus is essential for a proper diagnosis. Nevertheless, it is very difficult to identify the fungus itself in respiratory stains and we usually need invasive techniques. For all these reasons and taking into account the increase in journeys and immigration, we believe that it is probably underdiagnosed in our country. We report a case of acute pulmonary histoplasmosis in a Spanish traveller and emphasize the importance of the anamnesis and the value of the microbiologist's experience to obtain the diagnosis. SN - 1130-1406 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12825978/[Acute_pulmonary_histoplasmosis_in_a_Spanish_traveller_to_Nicaragua:_an_imported_disease_case]_ L2 - http://www.reviberoammicol.com/pubmed_linkout.php?20p24 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -