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Causes of Histoplasmosis

Primary Cause of Histoplasmosis

The primary cause of Histoplasmosis is the result:

  • of an infectious agent.

Histoplasmosis Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Histoplasmosis:

Histoplasmosis: Geographical Location Profile

Geographical Profile for Histoplasmosis: H. capsulatum is found throughout the world and is endemic in certain areas of the United... (Source: excerpt from Histoplasmosis General: DBMD) ...more »

Histoplasmosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Histoplasmosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Histoplasmosis:

Histoplasmosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Histoplasmosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Histoplasmosis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Histoplasmosis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Histoplasmosis. Our database lists the following as having Histoplasmosis as a complication of that condition:

Histoplasmosis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Histoplasmosis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Histoplasmosis. Our database lists the following as having Histoplasmosis as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Histoplasmosis?

Causes: Histoplasmosis: H. capsulatum grows in soil and material contaminated with bat or bird droppings. Spores become airborne when contaminated soil is disturbed. Breathing the spores causes infection. The disease is not transmitted from an infected person to someone else. (Source: excerpt from Histoplasmosis General: DBMD)

Related information on causes of Histoplasmosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Histoplasmosis may be found in:

 

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