A Rare Case of Disseminated Histoplasmosis in an Adult With Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis.
Histoplasmosis, also known as "Darling's disease," is caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, which is distributed all over the world but is more common in Northern America. In this paper, we present the case of an adult patient with decompensated liver cirrhosis who had positive antigen test results for H. capsulatum and Blastomyces dermatitidis. Disseminated histoplasmosis was confirmed by means of additional antibody testing in a patient with septic shock complicated by multiorgan failure and duodenal perforation. A high index of suspicion is required for the detection of disseminated histoplasmosis.
Kozyk M, Strubchevska K, Szela J. A rare case of disseminated histoplasmosis in an adult with alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Cureus. 2023 May 30;15(5):e39744. doi: 10.7759/cureus.39744. PMID: 37398709.