Localized Oral Histoplasmosis in an Immunocompetent Patient: A Rare Occurrence with Review of the Literature

  • Arun KumarEmail author
  • Vidya Rattan
  • Sachin Rai
  • Kaniyappan Nambiyar
Case Report


Histoplasmosis is a deleterious mycotic infection resulted from inhalation of dimorphic saprophytic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum. This infection is endemic in certain areas of USA, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia but relatively uncommon in India [1, 2]. It primarily affects respiratory system and rarely affects oral mucosa and other mucosal cavities. An oral lesion is mainly incorporated with disseminated histoplasmosis (DH) and is rarely seen as localized or primary lesion. DH is usually found in severely immunocompromised patients [1]. Here, we report an immunocompetent patient who presented with localized oral histoplasmosis without any systemic involvement.

Case Report

A 67-year-old male presented with complains of painful, non-healing ulcers in the oral cavity for the past 2 months. The ulcer was painful, associated with difficulty in chewing, not associated with any bleeding or discharge. He was non-smoker, non-alcoholic and had history of travel to...



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral Health Science CentrePostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Satellite CentreUnaIndia
  2. 2.Department of Oral Health Science CentrePostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Satellite CentreChandigarhIndia
  3. 3.Department of HistopathologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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