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Histoplasmosis: Introduction

Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily ... more about Histoplasmosis.

Histoplasmosis: Lung infection from fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Histoplasmosis is available below.

Symptoms of Histoplasmosis

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Prognosis for Histoplasmosis

Prognosis for Histoplasmosis: Normally self-limiting within a few days

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Histoplasmosis General: DBMD (Excerpt)

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affect the lungs. Occasionally, other organs are affected. This form of the disease is called disseminated histoplasmosis, and it can be fatal if untreated. (Source: excerpt from Histoplasmosis General: DBMD)

Facts About Histoplasmosis: NEI (Excerpt)

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs, the primary infection site. This microscopic fungus, which is found throughout the world in river valleys and soil where bird or bat droppings accumulate, is released into the air when soil is disturbed by plowing fields, sweeping chicken coops, or digging holes. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Histoplasmosis: NEI)

Definitions of Histoplasmosis:

Infection resulting from inhalation or ingestion of spores of the fungus of the genus Histoplasma; worldwide in distribution and particularly common in the midwestern United States. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Histoplasmosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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