Histoplasmosis

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Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus found in bird and bat droppings. Most people never develop symptoms and aren’t aware they are infected. The exceptions are infants and those with compromised immune systems. Effective treatments are available for even the most severe forms of histoplasmosis. If symptoms appear, they usually do so 3 to 17 days after exposure and may include fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, dry cough, chest discomfort, joint pain and a rash. In more severe cases, treatment plans with one or more antifungal drugs are prescribed.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Histoplasmosis" returned 371 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Disseminated histoplasmosis and HIV infection: Case series in a Peruvian hospital].
 

Author(s): Giancarlo Pérez-Lazo, Julio Maquera-Afaray, Christian R Mejia, Raúl Castillo

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2017 Aug;34(4):365-369.

 

Histoplasmosis is an endemic fungal infection in Peru and HIV coinfection leads to difficult diagnoses and high associated mortality.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Case of disseminated histoplasmosis in a HIV-infected patient revealed by nasal involvement with maxillary osteolysis.
 

Author(s): A C Lehur, M Zielinski, J Pluvy, V Grégoire, S Diamantis, A Bleibtreu, C Rioux, A Picard, D Vallois

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Disseminated Histoplasmosis (DH) is a rare manifestation of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in European countries. Naso-maxillar osteolysis due to Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum (Hcc) is unusual in endemic countries and has never been reported in European countries. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Disseminated histoplasmosis diagnosed in a peripheral blood smear.
 

Author(s): André Luiz Maltos, Evaldo Maia, Cristina da Cunha Hueb Barata de Oliveira

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(1):148.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Histoplasmosis" returned 31 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laboratory Diagnostics for Histoplasmosis.
 

Author(s): Marwan M Azar, Chadi A Hage

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2017 Jun;55(6):1612-1620.

 

The diagnosis of histoplasmosis is based on a multifaceted approach that includes clinical, radiographic, and laboratory evidence of disease. The gold standards for laboratory diagnosis include demonstration of yeast on pathological examination of tissue and isolation of the mold ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis: a systematic review on the performance of non-culture-based diagnostic tests.
 

Author(s): Diego R Falci, Elias R Hoffmann, Diego D Paskulin, Alessandro C Pasqualotto

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;21(1):7-11.

 

The diagnosis of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis is often a challenge to clinicians, especially due to the low sensitivity and long turnaround time of the classic diagnostic methods. In recent years, studies involving a variety of non-culture-based diagnostic tests have been ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Histoplasmosis of the central nervous system in an immunocompetent patient].
 

Author(s): Natalia Osorio, Yúrika López, Juan Camilo Jaramillo

Journal: Biomedica. ;34(4):506-13.

 

Histoplasmosis is a multifaceted condition caused by the dimorphic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum whose infective spores are inhaled and reach the lungs, the primary organ of infection. The meningeal form, considered one of the most serious manifestations of this mycosis, is usually ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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