histoplasmosis


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histoplasmosis:

see fungal infectionfungal infection,
infection caused by a fungus (see Fungi), some affecting animals, others plants. Fungal Infections of Human and Animals

Many fungal infections, or mycoses, of humans and animals affect only the outer layers of skin, and although they are sometimes
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Histoplasmosis

 

a fungal disease (mycosis) that attacks primarily the reticuloendothelial system in man and animals.

Histoplasmosis is found mostly in tropical countries. The causative agent is the parasitic fungus Histoplasma, which can survive for long periods in soil. There is no direct indication that histoplasmosis is transmitted from one person to another; it may be transmitted by mites. It occurs in acute, subacute, chronic, disseminated, or localized forms. Histoplasmosis is manifested by enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, fever, and anemia. It involves the skin and mucous membranes (hemorrhages and occasionally ulcerative lesions) in half the patients. Bloody expectoration occurs in pulmonary histoplasmosis. Supportive and radiation therapy, medication, and surgical intervention are used in treatment.

histoplasmosis

[‚his·tə‚plaz′mō·səs]
(medicine)
An infectious fungus disease of the lungs of humans caused by Histoplasma capsulatum.
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Key Words: autopsy, fungal endocarditis, disseminated histoplasmosis, reactive hemophagocytic syndrome
During June 2012-November 2013, a total of 6 unrelated cases of histoplasmosis were reported in Idaho (n = 1) and Montana (n = 5) in patients who had no recent travel to recognized H capsulatum-endemic regions.
Opportunistic infections due to bacterial, mycobacterial, invasive fungal, viral, parasitic, or other opportunistic pathogens including aspergillosis, blastomycosis, candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, legionellosis, listeriosis, pneumocystosis and tuberculosis have been reported with TNF blockers.
Histoplasmosis has also occurred in cats in the putatively non-disease-endemic states of Colorado, New Mexico, and California (18,19).
He was eventually diagnosed with histoplasmosis, an inflammation of the cardial sac, which had brought on pericarditis, a life-threatening heart infection.
Other than Ebola virus, bats can spread rabies, histoplasmosis, Nipah, SARS, Marburg, Lyssaviruses, Hendra and other diseases, according to the (http://www.
He said another common disease resulting from pigeon droppings is histoplasmosis, a respiratory illness caused by the bacteria feeding on dried bird droppings.
s Sporanox and is indicated for the treatment of fungal infections that begin in the lungs, blatsomycosis, histoplasmosis, and aspergillosis in patients who are intolerant of or who are refractory to amphotericin B therapy.
s Sporanox, the product is indicated to treat fungal infections which begin in the lungs, blatsomycosis, histoplasmosis, and aspergillosis in patients who are intolerant of or who are refractory to amphotericin B therapy.
The literature describes two distinct clinical forms of histoplasmosis that have different geographical distributions worldwide.