Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 26, Issue 10, pp 1717–1719 | Cite as

Unusual manifestation of histoplasmosis in connective tissue diseases

  • F. Ceccato
  • V. Gongora
  • A. Zunino
  • S. Roverano
  • S. Paira
Brief Report

Abstract

This report describes the coexistence of three patients with rheumatic diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and dermatomyositis) and infections because of Histoplasma capsulatum. Connective tissue diseases and histoplasmosis share several clinical findings. Therefore, histoplasmosis could be misdiagnosed as connective tissue disease or a flare of these diseases. Such cases highlight the importance of awareness of histoplasmosis in immunocompromised patients, particularly in those originating from endemic areas.

Keywords

Connective tissue diseases Histoplasmosis Nasal perforation Panniculitis 

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© Clinical Rheumatology 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Ceccato
    • 1
  • V. Gongora
    • 1
  • A. Zunino
    • 1
  • S. Roverano
    • 1
  • S. Paira
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Rheumatology Section, Department of Internal MedicineHospital J.M. CullenSanta FeArgentina
  2. 2.Santa FeArgentina

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