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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 35-37
Case Report

Bats, Fever and Adenopathy – What Is the Link?

Joshua J Manolakos, Mohan Cooray, Ameen Patel, and Shariq Haider

Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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A case of travel-related, subacute, progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in a nonimmunocompromised individual is described. The present case highlights the environmental exposure to Histoplasma capsulatum in Costa Rica, the diagnostic approach and treatment options, as well as new alternatives for salvage therapy for histoplasmosis infection.