Histoplasmosis

Kenneth S. Knox, Chadi Hage

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Abstract

Histoplasmosis is the most prevalent endemic fungal infection in North America. The clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic, self-limited illness to a life-threatening progressive disseminated disease. Chronic manifestations of healed infection can also be problematic. Clinical presentation depends on the infectious load, underlying immune status, and lung function. The preferred diagnostic methods and treatment options vary with clinical scenario and severity of illness. New diagnostic tools and treatment options arenowavailable in clinical practice.We presentanoverview of this important endemic mycosis with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment recommendations for the different clinical syndromes of histoplasmosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2010

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Histoplasmosis
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Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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