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Case 273 - Discussion

Hematopathology Case

 

Histoplasmosis

  • In the cytoplasm of neutrophils and monocytes

  • 2-4 μm in diameter, with nucleus and halo-like effect, no kinetoplast

  • Major differential:

    • Leishmania

      • Transmitted by sandfly (phlebotomus), travel history, skin ulcer

      • 2-4 μm in diameter, nucleus with kinetoplast, no halo-like effect