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Histoplasmosis in the Cape Province. A report of the second known outbreak



Histoplasmosis in the Cape Province. A report of the second known outbreak



South African Medical Journal 55(3): 89-92



The diagnosis of acute disseminated Histoplasma capsulatum infection in a 66-yr-old man, who had been on a caving expedition near Bredasdorp, led to the identification of acute benign pulmonary histoplasmosis in 9 other people who had explored the same cave which was inhabited by bats.The 1st patient was treated with amphotericin B but the other 9 received no specific treatment and all made a complete recovery.Possible explanations for the outbreak are discussed.

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