Generalized Histoplasmosis in a Panamanian Infant: Case Report

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  • Coco Solo Hospital and the Middle America Research Unit, Canal Zone


A fatal case of generalized histoplasmosis in a 7 month old Panamanian infant is presented. In spite of negative histoplasmin skin test and x-ray of the chest, cultural studies were undertaken resulting in isolation of H. capsulatum from the patient's bone marrow and blood. Compatible diagnostic titers were obtained in the complement-fixation test.