Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum, a soil fungus. Exposure occurs by inhalation, and the primary infection is in the lung. The disease is usually benign and self-limited, despite a strong tendency for invasion of the bloodstream during the primary infection. This fungemia seeds reticuloendothelial organs throughout the body. Under favorable conditions, the organism can cause progressive disease in one or in multiple sites, resulting in a wide variety of clinical manifestations.

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