The important role of co-infections in patients with AIDS and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis (PDH): A cohort from Colombia

Diego H. Caceres, Ángela M. Tobón, Ángela Restrepo, Tom Chiller, Beatriz L. Gómez

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Abstract

A total of 23/45 (51%) patients with AIDS and histoplasmosis from Medellín, Colombia had other infections. Tuberculosis was the most common (n = 16/23, 70%). Pneumocystosis and cryptococcosis were found in three patients each (13%), bacterial infection and cytomegalovirus occurred each in two patients (9%) while toxoplasmosis, herpes virus and esophageal candidiasis were recorded in one patient each (4%). Of all co-infected patients, 18/23 (78%) had one, four (17%) had two and one (4%) had three additional opportunistic infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-44
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Volume19
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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