Autochthonous Case of Pulmonary Histoplasmosis, Switzerland
, Annina E. Büchi1
, Sabina Berezowska, Alexander Pöllinger, Konrad Mühlethaler, and Manuela Funke-Chambour
Author affiliations: Basel University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland (Y. Schmiedel); Hôpital du Jura, Delémont, Switzerland (Y. Schmiedel); Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (Y. Schmiedel, A.E. Büchi, A. Pöllinger, M. Funke-Chambour); Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (S. Berezowska); Institute of Pathology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (S. Berezowska); Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern, Bern (K. Mühlethaler)
Figure. Chest computed tomography (CT) images at the level of the upper third and the lower third of the lung in a patient with pulmonary histoplasmosis, Switzerland. A, B) Initial CT shows diffuse reticulonodular pattern with ground glass opacifications, predominantly located in the upper two thirds of the lungs, and several areas with reverse halo signs (red arrows). C, D) Follow-up CT scan exhibited reduced ground-glass opacities and a regression of the micronodules. The reversed halos showed complete regression. CT, computed tomography.
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