Histoplasma epiglottitis in a patient with Crohn's disease maintained on infliximab, prednisone, and azathioprine

Abdallah Abou Zahr, Ehab Saad Aldin, Pete Yunyongying

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Abstract

Crohn's disease is associated with treatment and non-treatment infectious complications. Among the treatment-related infectious complications, Histoplasma infection is interesting because of significant overlap between its symptoms and Crohn's disease exacerbation. It is often mistaken as Crohn's disease exacerbation. We present a case of disseminated histoplasmosis presenting as Histoplasma epiglottitis in a patient with Crohn's disease maintained on infliximab, prednisone, and azathioprine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e650-e652
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • Epiglottitis
  • Fungemia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Immunosuppressant drugs
  • Immunosuppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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