A fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a dimorphic, soil-dwelling saprophyte, which exists as a mold in the environment and as a yeast in tissues (at 37°C)
Infection is ...
Primary histoplasmosis is usually asymptomatic; 99% remains subclinical.
1% of immunocompetent individuals with low-level exposure develop symptoms.
Outpatient care for most cases
Disseminated histoplasmosis requires hospitalization for initial treatment.
99% of acute primary histoplasmosis resolves spontaneously (symptomat...
Renal function and liver chemistries every 1 to 2 months for patients on chronic medical therapy
Serial chest x-ray to evaluate response to thera...
Evrard S, Caprasse P, Gavage P, et al. Disseminated histoplasmosis: case report and review of the literature. Acta Clin Belg. 2017:1–8.
Wheat LJ, Azar MM, Bahr NC, et al. Histo...
B39.9 Histoplasmosis, unspecified
B39.4 Histoplasmosis capsulati, unspecified
B39.1 Chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis capsulati
B39.3 Disseminated histoplasmosis capsulati
B39.2 Pulmonary histop...
Most primary histoplasmosis infections are asymptomatic and resolve spontaneously.
~1% of immunocompetent individuals with low-level exposure develop symptoms.
Serology may be negative i...
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