Disseminated histoplasmosis in infants.

  title={Disseminated histoplasmosis in infants.},
  author={Carla M Odio and Marisol Galv{\'a}n Navarrete and Juan Manuel Carrillo and L Evelyn Mora and Alfonso Carranza},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  volume={18 12},
BACKGROUND Disseminated histoplasmosis usually occurs in immunocompromised patients who reside in Histoplasma capsulatum-endemic regions. It has also been described in immunocompetent infants after exposure to a large inoculum of the pathogen resulting in case fatality rates of 40 to 50%. METHODS From 1983 through 1996 all infants with documented disseminated histoplasmosis were treated with amphotericin B followed by daily ketoconazole for 3 months. Immunologic workups were performed at the… CONTINUE READING


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