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Primary mucocutaneous histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient

  • Author(s): Kash, Natalie
  • Jahan-Tigh, Richard Reza
  • Efron-Everett, Melissa
  • Vigneswaran, Nadarajah
  • et al.
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We report a case of primary mucocutaneous histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent individual. The patient, a 61-year-old woman, presented with a non-healing ulcer on the lateral border of her tongue. Excisional biopsy of the lesion was consistent with histoplasmosis and no evidence of pulmonary or disseminated infection was found. Although mucocutaneous infection has been well-described as a manifestation of disseminated disease, especially in immunocompromised individuals, oral infections in immunocompetent patients are rare.

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