Lactate Dehydrogenase and Ferritin Levels: A Clinical Clue for Early Diagnosis of Disseminated Histoplasmosis in HIV Patients

Fnu Zarlasht, Mohamed Ramadan, Munaf Almoadhen, Katherine Lin, Misbahuddin Khaja, Riyad Basir


Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in AIDS and often mimics other opportunistic infections. Previous studies have indicated a correlation between early biomarkers and histoplasmosis. In our case, we present an AIDS patient presenting with fever and pulmonary symptoms, found to have histoplasmosis along with markedly elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and ferritin.

J Med Cases. 2016;7(3):81-83


Histoplasmosis; HIV; Human immunodeficiency syndrome; Lactate dehydrogenase; Ferritin

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