Detection of Histoplasma capsulatum antigen in Panamanian patients with disseminated histoplasmosis and AIDS.

@article{Gutierrez2008DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of Histoplasma capsulatum antigen in Panamanian patients with disseminated histoplasmosis and AIDS.},
  author={Maria Eugenia Gutierrez and Alfredo Canton and Patricia A Connolly and Robert Żarnowski and Lawrence Joseph Wheat},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={681-3}
}
Histoplasmosis is a common endemic mycosis in the Americas, often causing severe disease in patients with AIDS. Antigen detection has become an important method for rapid diagnosis of histoplasmosis in the United States but not in Central or South America. Isolates from patients in the United States are predominantly found to be class 2 isolates when typed using the nuclear gene YPS3, while isolates from Latin America are predominantly typed as class 5 or class 6. Whether infection with these… CONTINUE READING

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