Histoplasmosis

Common Name(s)

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 367 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 6 May 2017

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Concomitant disseminated histoplasmosis and disseminated tuberculosis after tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment: a case report.
 

Author(s): Juan E Muñoz-Oca, Martha L Villarreal Morales, Aracelis Nieves-Rodriguez, Lemuel Martínez-Bonilla

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Tumor necrosis factor antagonist inhibitors have transformed the approach to patients with severe autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Although the therapy can be highly effective, TNF-α inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of opportunistic infections.

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2017

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[Clinical comparative analysis for pulmonary histoplasmosis and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis].
 

Author(s): Yan Zhang, Xiaoli Su, Yuanyuan Li, Ruoxi He, Chengping Hu, Pinhua Pan

Journal: Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2016 Dec;41(12):1345-1351.

 

To compare clinical features, diagnosis and therapeutic effect between pulmonary histoplasmosis and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis.
 Methods: A retrospective analysis for 12 cases of hospitalized patients with histoplasmosis, who was admitted in Xiangya Hospital, Central ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2017

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The terms "Histoplasmosis" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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: 22 Nov 2016

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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: 16 Dec 2014

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Histoplasmosis brain abscesses in an immunocompetent adult. A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Ana Ines Andrade, Maren Donato, Carlos Previgliano, Mardjohan Hardjasudarma

Journal: Neuroradiol J. 2014 Jun;27(3):334-8.

 

We describe the case of a 62-year-old man, who presented with a new onset of focal seizures of his right leg. There were no other clinical symptoms, and laboratory results were normal. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple lesions, two supratentorial lesions were ring-enhancing. ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014

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Additive Benefit of the Urine LAM Test to Current TB Diagnostics in HIV Positive Adults in Panama City, Panama
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis; HIV; Histoplasmosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2017

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