CARL R. HOWSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LYMAN A. BREWER III, M.D., F.A.C.S.; WILLIAM H. OATWAY JR., M.D.; ELLIOT A. ROUFF, M.D.
Pulmonary histoplasmosis, like pulmonary coccidioidomycosis, may simulate tuberculosis so closely that the differentiation on physical and radiologic examination may be impossible. While comparatively little is known as to the extent of its geographic dissemination, there is good reason to believe that it is much more widespread than has been suspected. Its recognition is therefore of increasing importance.
The case reported here presents several aspects which, to the best of our knowledge, have not yet been mentioned in the literature.
A white male, age 38, employed as foreman of an oil well supply company, first consulted a thoracic surgeon
HOWSON CR, BREWER LA, OATWAY WH, ROUFF EA. PROGRESSIVE PULMONARY HISTOPLASMOSIS WITH BILATERAL RESECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:985–993. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-985
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):985-993.
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