Histoplasmosis | Overview

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What is histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis (say: hiss-toe-plaz-mo-sis) is an infection in your lungs caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. In severe cases, it can spread through the whole body.

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Overview of Histoplasmosis by R Kurowski, M.D. and M Ostapchuk, M.D. (American Family Physician December 15, 2002, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20021215/2247.html)

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 04/03

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