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FORERO-MANZANO, Mario et al. Acute disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent child. Infect. [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.3, pp.195-199. ISSN 0123-9392.

Histoplasmosis is an endemic pathology in Colombia but its real incidence in the country is unknown. In non-immunocompromised children, the mycosis is mainly a self-limited process. In endemic zones certain cases may represent a diagnostic dilemma due to the broad spectrum of clinical manifestations that complicate differential diagnosis and hinder the proper diagnosis. We describe the case of an immunocompetent child diagnosed with acute disseminated histoplasmosis who exhibited extensive respiratory involvement highlighting the dilemmas faced when attempting to establish the diagnosis and defining management.

Keywords : Histoplasmosis; Children; Immunocompetence.

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