PRATHAPCHANDRA A. REDDY, M.D.; C. A. BRASHER, M.D., F.C.C.P.; CHARLES CHRISTIANSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; D. F. GORELICK, M.D.
Histoplasmosis can produce disseminated lesions similar to those of tuberculosis. Peritonitis due to histoplasmosis may be important in the diagnosis of peritoneal disorders. The woman reported here had peritonitis as a result of hematogenous infection. This patient was erroneously diagnosed as having Hodgkin's disease and was treated with cyclophosphamide. Treatment with cyclophosphamide and corticoids probably contributed to the dissemination of the infection. Amphotericin B is presently the most effective agent for the treatment of histoplasmosis. Early institution of therapy may alter the grave prognosis of this form of the disease.
REDDY PA, BRASHER CA, CHRISTIANSON C, GORELICK DF. Peritonitis Due to Histoplasmosis. Ann Intern Med. ;72:79–81. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-79
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(1):79-81.
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