Research Article

Disseminated histoplasmosis in an English patient with diabetes mellitus.

Br Med J 1977; 1 doi: (Published 16 April 1977) Cite this as: Br Med J 1977;1:1002
  1. A Jariwalla,
  2. B R Tulloch,
  3. H Fox,
  4. J Kelly,
  5. R Davies


    Histoplasma capsulatum is not endemic in Britain. We report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in an English man who had not ventured out of northern Europe for 30 years. The disease presented as painful mouth ulcers and hepatosplenomegaly six months after he had developed maturity-onset diabetes. The origin of the infecting fungus may have been from within the United Kingdom or alternatively it may have existed as an intraoral saprophyte for over 30 years.