Histoplasmosis | Diagnosis & Tests


How does my doctor know I have histoplasmosis?

Your doctor can test your blood or urine for histoplasmosis. He or she can also take a sample of tissue for testing. Chest X-rays and computerized tomography (CT) scans are helpful for detecting inflammation in the lungs, but your doctor can't be sure you have histoplasmosis just by looking at an X-ray or a CT scan.


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