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CORTES-VEGA, Felipe; IRAHETA-NAJERA, Edgardo  and  ORTIZ-BARAHONA, Joseline. Intestinal histoplasmosis with symptoms of acute appendicitis in female with syndrome acquired immunodeficiency: A case report. Infect. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.3, pp.167-170. ISSN 0123-9392.

Histoplasmosis is a systemic disease caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.

A 20-year-old female patient with a clinical presentation of diffuse abdominal pain of 6 hours evolution, located initially in epigastrium and irradiated subsequently to the right iliac fossa, with a history of HIV + from birth, by vertical transmission. Abdomen is observed distended, with pain to the superficial and deep palpation, with frank signs of peritoneal irritation, with a positive Bloomberg sign.

Acute appendicitis is diagnosed, which is subjected to surgery where a normal appendix is observed, however a tumor is observed in blind of approximately 10x10 centimeters adhered to the right wall of the peritoneum, sample is sent to the department of histopathology reporting process inflammatory chronic granulomatous compatible with histoplasmosis.

Keywords : Histoplasmosis; appendicitis; serodiagnosis of AIDS..

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