Granulomatous interstitial nephritis associated with disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient.

@article{Qian2011GranulomatousIN,
  title={Granulomatous interstitial nephritis associated with disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient.},
  author={Qi Qian and Hamid Humayun and Youshay Humayun and Sanjeev Sethi},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1018-21}
}
We present a case of a 64-year-old man with a prolonged history of fatigue, weight loss, fever, and kidney failure. Kidney biopsy showed severe granulomatous interstitial nephritis with numerous giant cells. Silver stains identified fungal micro-organisms consistent with Histoplasma species. Despite antifungal treatment, the patient died of overwhelming… CONTINUE READING