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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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SOTO TARAZONA, Alonso Ricardo; MEZA FLORES, José Luis; GARRIDO RIVADENEYRA, Doris  and  COK GARCIA, Jaime. Histoplasmosis Gástrica simulando una úlcera gástrica maligna. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2003, vol.23, n.3, pp.221-224. ISSN 1022-5129.

The case evaluated hereunder is that of a young patient, from a Histoplasmosis-endemic area, reporting chronic abdominal pain. An upper gastric endoscopy evidenced the presence of gastric compromise, characterized by evident infiltrating ulcerous damage simulating a carcinoma. The final diagnosis was chronic disseminated histoplasmosis with gastric compromise. The patient presented as an underlying condition, a chronic alcoholic hepatopathy. Histoplasmosis must be included in the differential diagnosis of ulcerated and/or infiltrated lesions of the gastro-intestinal tract in patients from endemic areas or susceptible to immunosuppression conditions.

Keywords : Histoplasmosis; Stomach; Ulcer.

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