Human T Lymphotropic virus-1 associated gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in Peru

  • Carlos Canelo-Aybar Department of Internal Medicine, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru
  • Jose Cuadra-Urteaga Department of Internal Medicine, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru
  • Fernando Atencia Department of Internal Medicine, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru
  • Franco Romani Faculty of Medicine, San Marcos University, Lima, Peru
Keywords: gastrointestinal histoplasmosis, HTLV-1, immunology, Peru

Abstract

We report a 72-year-old patient with chronic diarrhoea and histologic evidence of gastrointestinal histoplasmosis. He had no history of HIV or of taking immunosuppressive drugs. The patient was found to be a carrier of Human T-lymphotropic virus-1, a condition associated with inflammatory, lymphoproliferative, and opportunistic infectious diseases. To our knowledge, there are only three previous cases reporting this coinfection and this is the first documented case with gastrointestinal involvement.

Author Biographies

Carlos Canelo-Aybar, Department of Internal Medicine, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru

Department of Internal Medicine

Internist. Epidemiologist

 

 

Jose Cuadra-Urteaga, Department of Internal Medicine, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru

Department of Internal Medicine

Internist

Fernando Atencia, Department of Internal Medicine, Arzobispo Loayza Hospital, Lima, Peru

Department of Internal Medicine

Internist

Franco Romani, Faculty of Medicine, San Marcos University, Lima, Peru

Department of Internal Medicine

Intern of medicine

Published
2011-04-02
How to Cite
1.
Canelo-Aybar C, Cuadra-Urteaga J, Atencia F, Romani F (2011) Human T Lymphotropic virus-1 associated gastrointestinal histoplasmosis in Peru. J Infect Dev Ctries 5:484-488. doi: 10.3855/jidc.1030
Section
Case Reports