African oral histoplasmosis mimicking lip carcinoma: case report

  • HO Olasoji
  • UH Pindiga
  • OO Adeosun


A case of Iocalised African histoplasmosis with an unusual presentation in a 56 year old Nigerian farmer is reported. The lesion presented as an ulcer clinically mimicking squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip. An incisional biopsy and culture studies confirmed African histoplasmosis and the utcer healed spontaneously without treatment. This case is reported to highlight the unusual location and clinical course of African histoplasmosis.


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