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Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis

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Histoplasmosis

Histoplasmosis (also known as "Cave disease ") is a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. Symptoms of this infection vary greatly, but the disease affects primarily the lungs. Occasionally, other organs are affected; this is called disseminated histoplasmosis, and it can be fatal if left untreated.

The acute phase of histoplasmosis is characterized by non-specific respiratory symptoms, often cough or flu-like. In the majority of immunocompetent individuals, histoplasmosis resolves without any treatment. Antifungal medications are used to treat severe cases of acute histoplasmosis and all cases of chronic and disseminated disease. Typical treatment of severe disease first involves treatment with amphotericin B, followed by oral itraconazole.

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

 

Basic information:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/histoplasmosis/basics/definition/con-20026585. Mayoclinic. Histoplasmosis.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/299054-overview. Medscape. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.healthline.com/health/histoplasmosis#overview1. Healthline. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.medicinenet.com/histoplasmosis_facts/article.htm. Medicinenet. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.msdmanuals.com/professional/infectious-diseases/fungi/histoplasmosis. Msdmanuals. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/histoplasmosis/article_em.htm. Emedicine health. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.dermnetnz.org/fungal/histoplasmosis.html. Dermnet nz. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.fpnotebook.com/lung/fungus/hstplsms.htm. Fp notebook (family practice notebook). Histoplasmosis.

http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1513/pats.200907-069al#.vyafj9r95kh. Ats journals (american thoracic journals). Histoplasmosis.

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1215/p2247.html. Aafp (american family physician). Histoplasmosis.

http://www.isradiology.org/tropical_deseases/tmcr/chapter6/clinical26.htm. The imaging of tropical diseases. Histoplasmosis capsulati.

 

Advanced information:

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s1517-83822006000100001. Scielo brazil. Diagnosis of histoplasmosis. Mar. 2006.

http://cmr.asm.org/content/20/1/115.full. Asm (american society for microbiology). Histoplasmosis: a clinical and laboratory update by carol a. Kauffman.

http://www.antimicrobe.org/f06.asp. Antimicrobe. Histoplasma capsulatum (histoplasmosis).

 

Research:

http://mycology.imedpub.com/delayed-diagnosis-ofpulmonary-histoplasmosis-inan-immunocompetent-youngasthmatic-female-from-floridaa-nonendemic-area-forhistoplasma-capsulatum.pdf. Medical mycology. Delayed diagnosis of pulmonary histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent young asthmatic female from florida, a nonendemic area for histoplasma capsulatum by meghana gudala1 and satyanarayan hegde. 2015.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40475-014-0017-8. Springerlink. Histoplasmosis in hiv-infected patients: a review of new developments and remaining gaps by antoine a. Adenis, christine aznar, pierre couppié june 2014.

 

Related topics:

http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/insite?page=kb-00&doc=kb-05-02-06. Hiv insite. Histoplasmosis and hiv.

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/thoracic-histoplasmosis-1. Radiopedia. Thoracic histoplasmosis.

https://www.eyecenters.com/what-you-should-know-about-ocular-histoplasmosis.html. Bennet and bloom eye centers. Ocular histoplasmosis.

http://www.nature.com/nrgastro/journal/v5/n5/full/ncpgasthep1119.html. Nature clinical practice gastroenterology and hepatology. Infliximab-induced disseminated histoplasmosis in a patient with crohn's disease by susan galandiuk* and brian r davis.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2211753913000213. Science direct. A rare presentation of progressive disseminated histoplasmosis in an immunocompetent patient from a non-endemic region by m.v.s. Subbalaxmi, p. Umabala, roshni paul, naval chandra, y.s. Raju, shivaprakash m. Rudramurthy.

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crirh/2015/108459/. Hindawi. Sarcoidosis and histoplasmosis: is one a consequence of the other? A case report and review of the literatureby anupam bansal and rupali drewek.

http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2334-13-143. Biomed central. Colonic involvement in disseminated histoplasmosis of an immunocompetent adult: case report and literature review by biwei yang, lixia lu, dajiang li, li liu, libin huang, liyu chen, hong tang and lichun wang.

http://www.histopathology-india.net/hpl.htm. Histopathology india. Pathology of histoplasmosis by dr sampurna roy md.

 

Other articles:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-are-fungal-infection/. Scientific american. What is histoplasmosis ? . By jordan lite on september 5, 2008.

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/histoplasmosis/overview.html. The new york times. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3588607/. Ncbi (national centre for biotechnology and information). Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis presenting with cachexia and hypercalcemia by faisal a khasawneh, subhan ahmed, and ruba a halloush.

 

Other helpful resources:

http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/histoplasmosis/. Cdc (centers for disease control and prevention). Histoplasmosis.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001082.htm. Us national library of medicine. Histoplasmosis.

https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/histopla.html. Canadian center for occupational health and safety. Histoplasmosis.

http://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/histoplasmosis/. Ala (american lung association). Histoplasmosis.

http://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-histoplasmosis. Aao (american academy of ophthalmology). Histoplasmosis.

http://www.in.gov/isdh/23254.htm. Isdh (indiana department of health). Histoplasmosis : a hoosier concern.

http://www.who.int/ith/diseases/histoplasmosis/en/. Who (world health organization). Histoplasmosis.

http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/histoplasmosis. Idph (illinois department of public health). Histoplasmosis.

http://womenshealth.gov/hiv-aids/opportunistic-infections-and-other-conditions/histoplasmosis-and-hiv-aids.html. Womens health .gov . Histoplasmosis.

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/histoplasmosis/. Mdh (minnesota department of health ). Histoplasmosis.

 

Presentations

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/7/807.full.pdf+html. Cid (clinical infectious diseases). Clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with histoplasmosis: 2007 update by the infectious diseases society of america l. Joseph wheat, alison g. Freifeld, martin b. Kleiman, john w. Baddley, david s. Mckinsey, james e. Loyd, and carol a. Kauffman.

http://www.japi.org/march2005/o-185.pdf. Japi (journal of the association of physicians of india). Disseminated histoplasmosis by s subramanian, oc abraham, priscilla rupali, a zachariah, mary s mathews, d mathai.

https://www.thoracic.org/patients/patient-resources/resources/histoplasmosis.pdf. Ats (american thoracic society). Histoplasmosis.

 

Related videos

http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-histoplasmosis-infections-caused-by-histoplasma-capsulatum.html. Study.com . Histoplasmosis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3pjzowcgee. Youtube. Histoplasma capsulatum & histoplasmosis.

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