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Trop Doct. 2006 Oct;36(4):250-1.

African histoplasmosis - masquerading as a malignant bone tumour.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Abstract

A 23-year-old immunocompetent woman presented with a two-month history of fungating left shoulder and left elbow swellings associated with fever, weight loss and anaemia. X-rays showed lytic destruction of the lateral third of the left clavicle and distal half of the left humerus. Histology of biopsy specimen confirmed African histoplasmosis. The lesion resolved following treatment with ketoconazole.

PMID:
17034712
DOI:
10.1258/004947506778604922
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