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May 1979

Histoplasmosis and Lennert's Lymphoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(5):596-597. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630420082027

Histoplasma capsulatum was cultured from splenic tissue obtained at diagnostic laparotomy in a patient with "Lennert's lymphoma." The patient had no clinical features suggesting histoplasmosis, and the organism was not seen on histologic specimens. It is suggested that mycologic cultures as well as histopathological examinations of surgical specimens be performed routinely in immunologically compromised individuals.

(Arch Intern Med 139:596-597, 1979)