Which deep fungal infections are seen in pediatric HIV infection, and how common are they?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Deep fungal infections are not commonly seen in children who are HIV positive. Cryptococcosis, sporotrichosis, and histoplasmosis have been reported as either localized or disseminated variants. Molluscumlike Cryptococcus papules have been identified in some patients.


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