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1. Disseminated histoplasmosis presenting as a unilateral cranial nerve VIII mass: a case report.
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OBJECTIVE: To report a unique presentation of disseminated histoplasmosis. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: University hospital, tertiary referral center. PATIENT: Our patient presented with vertigo, tinnitus, and unilateral hearing loss, and was initially found to have a 5-mm enhancing left internal auditory canal mass, as revealed by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Subsequently, the patient developed multiple focal neurologic deficits. INTERVENTIONS: Magnetic resonance imaging and treatment with intravenously administered amphotericin B, with subsequent oral administration of ... Read More »
» Published in Otol Neurotol. 2006 Oct;27(7):1014-6.
2. Endemic mycoses: blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and sporotrichosis.
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The endemic mycoses are diverse group of fungi that share several characteristics. They are able to cause disease in healthy hosts, they each occupy a specific ecologic niche in the environment, and they exhibit temperature dimorphism, existing as molds in the environment at temperature of 25 degrees C to 30 degrees C, and as yeasts, or spherules in the case of coccidioidomycosis, at body temperatures. This article discusses histoplasmosis and blastomycosis. Sporotrichosis, which differs in that it is usually a localized lymphocutaneous infection, is included because it shares the ... Read More »
» Published in Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2006 Sep;20(3):645-62, vii.
3. Postmortem findings and opportunistic infections in HIV-positive patients from a public hospital in Peru.
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There is a paucity of HIV autopsy data from South America and none that document the postmortem findings in patients with HIV/AIDS in Peru. The purpose of this autopsy study was to determine the spectrum of opportunistic infections and the causes of mortality in HIV-positive patients at a public hospital in Lima. Clinico-epidemiological information regarding HIV infection in Peru is also reviewed. Sixteen HIV-related hospital postmortems, performed between 1999 and 2004, were included in this retrospective analysis. The primary cause of death was established in 12 patients: one died of ... Read More »
» Published in Pathol Res Pract. 2006;202(11):767-75. Epub 2006 Sep 19.
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