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Disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient - utility of skin scrape cytology in diagnosis: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, January 2018
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Title
Disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient - utility of skin scrape cytology in diagnosis: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1543-5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Tummidi Santosh, Kanchan Kothari, Shruti S. Singhal, Vyoma V. Shah, Roshni Patil

Abstract

Histoplasma capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus predominately found in soils enriched with bird and bat excreta. Although several cases of histoplasmosis have been reported in India, diagnosis using cytology has been done in very few cases. We report here a case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a 46-year-old Indian man. Skin scrape cytology is a simple, safe, and rapid technique to establish the initial diagnosis, thus promoting early treatment and favorable outcome, in cutaneous fungal infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 20%
Student > Postgraduate 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Researcher 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 67%
Decision Sciences 1 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Unknown 3 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 February 2018.
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#6,322,720
of 20,886,305 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#488
of 3,555 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#107,853
of 292,902 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#1
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