Histoplasmosis | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of histoplasmosis?

Most healthy people who are infected with histoplasmosis never experience any symptoms, because their bodies fight off the disease. In people who do experience symptoms, the following are the most common:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Sweats
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Weight loss

More severe cases of histoplasmosis include the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • A cough that may bring up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia


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)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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