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Histoplasmosis in Sri Lanka - a masquerader in a strange land: A Case Report

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M. N. Jayawardena ,

Medical Research Institute, Colombo 8, LK
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Department of Mycology
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K. Siriwardane,

Teaching Hospital, Kegalle, LK
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Oromaxillary Facial Unit
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P. Jayasooriya,

University of Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Oral Pathology, Faculty of Dental Sciences
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S. Sigera,

Medical Research Institute, LK
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Department of Mycology
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P. Jayasekera

Medical Research Institute, LK
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Department of Mycology
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Abstract

We present a patient with an oral mucosal ulcer who was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis. This fungal infection is endemic in the United States, and thus may be not considered in the differential diagnosis of oral ulcers in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, it may mimic many common diseases found in Sri Lanka. It is therefore important to be aware of this entity, since it is potentially curable if diagnosed and treated early.

How to Cite: Jayawardena, M.N., Siriwardane, K., Jayasooriya, P., Sigera, S. and Jayasekera, P., 2019. Histoplasmosis in Sri Lanka - a masquerader in a strange land: A Case Report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 9(2), pp.152–155. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v9i2.8242
Published on 14 Oct 2019.
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