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Imported Talaromycosis in Oman in Advanced HIV: A Diagnostic Challenge Outside the Endemic Areas.

Imported Talaromycosis in Oman in Advanced HIV: A Diagnostic Challenge Outside the Endemic Areas.
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Mohsin J, Khalili SA, van den Ende AHGG, Khamis F, Petersen E, de Hoog GS, Meis JF, Al-Hatmi AMS,


Mohsin J, Khalili SA, van den Ende AHGG, Khamis F, Petersen E, de Hoog GS, Meis JF, Al-Hatmi AMS, (click to view)

Mohsin J, Khalili SA, van den Ende AHGG, Khamis F, Petersen E, de Hoog GS, Meis JF, Al-Hatmi AMS,

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Mycopathologia 2017 03 04182(7-8) 739-745 doi 10.1007/s11046-017-0124-x

Abstract

A 37-year-old male living in Oman was seen by his physician with complaints of cough, body aches with bilateral lower limb weakness and on and off fever. He was diagnosed with HIV infection and culture from blood and bone marrow grew Talaromyces marneffei. He had travelled to Malaysia on several occasions. Treatment with liposomal amphotericin B resulted in complete cure. This case is reported for its rarity and unusual presentation to alert clinicians and microbiologists to consider T. marneffei as an etiology in high risk individuals. Our case is the first recorded diagnosis of T. marneffei in Oman.

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