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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2015, Article ID 821749, 4 pages
Case Report

A Rare Case of Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Secondary to Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis

1Internal Medicine Department, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
2Infectious Diseases Division, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202, USA

Received 19 June 2015; Accepted 23 August 2015

Academic Editor: Sinésio Talhari

Copyright © 2015 Kunal Grover et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) is a rare presentation of acute pulmonary histoplasmosis. While histoplasmosis has been reported to cause hemoptysis and alveolar hemorrhage in children, the English language literature lacks any adult case reports documenting this association. We report a case of pulmonary histoplasmosis where the initial presentation was pneumonia with a subsequent diagnosis of DAH.