Fatal disseminated istoplasmosis with cervical lymph nodes and tongue involvement in an infant with spinal muscular atrophy type I (Werdnig-Hoffman Disease)

Autores: Jiménez Libia, Sanabria Enrique, Dickson González Sonia M, Rodríguez Morales Alfonso J


Disseminated histoplasmosis has been predominantly reported and recognized as a serious opportunistic infection in adults with AIDS, but not in children with other types of immune compromise. Due to the observed serious respiratory infectious complications in patients with spinal muscular atrophy, immune system compromise has been previously suggested in this congenital pathology. We describe a patient with SMA-I and a fatal disseminated histoplasmosis involving cervical lymph nodes and the tongue.

Palabras clave: Spinal muscular atrophy type I histoplasmosis fatal tongue lymph nodes.

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Vol. 39 Núm.1. Enero-Junio 2008 Pags. 15-18 Rev Soc Med Quir Hosp Emerg Perez de Leon 2008; 39(1)