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Penicillinosis in a HIV-positive individual

By Parveen Dahiya, Reet Kamal, Abhiney Puri, Gaurav Saini and Anupama Arora

Abstract

Penicillium marneffei is a dimorphic fungus, which can cause fatal infection in HIV-infected patients. The aim of this article is to report a rare case of penicillinosis in an HIV-positive patient from a nonendemic area such as Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. The patient presented with nonhealing painful ulcer on tongue, chest pain, cough, and chronic diarrhea. Diagnosis was made possible through blood investigations and culture reports of saliva and blood samples

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3326848
Provided by: PubMed Central
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