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)
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