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What is histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Its symptoms vary greatly, but the disease primarily affect the lungs. Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. The disease exists… Full Answer

What is a disseminated form of Histoplamosis?

One of three clinical forms of histoplasmosis. " (Severe) cases of histoplasmosis that fail to resolve and become chronic exhibiting pulmonary infiltration, cavitation, and fibrosis...particularly common in elderly patients and those exhibiting some form of immunosuppression." Cobb 1989 Full Answer