A couple returning from Peru with persistent fever: think of histoplasmosis

Steven Van Den Broucke, Peter Bogaerts, Nicolas Vrydaghs, Isabel Micalessi, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Emmanuel Bottieau

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A couple presented with fever and strikingly similar symptoms starting exactly on the same day after returning from an adventurous journey in Peru. Symptom onset was 12 days after exposure to bats from a hollow tree. The further evolution underscores the disparate disease course of Histoplasmosis in different individuals, despite similar radiological findings. Our case highlights the importance of careful history taking in returning travelers since exposure to bat (or fowl) excrement can be easily overlooked.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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