chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis

chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis

Infectious disease Histoplasmosis in a person exposed to bird droppings who has COPD or a compromised immune system. See Histoplasmosis.
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Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis occurs in previously healthy subjects, whereas chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis manifests itself in the presence of emphysematous air spaces and disseminated disease and usually occurs in patients with altered cellular immunity.
This results in chronic symptomatic fungal lung disease (eg, chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis, chronic blastomycosis, persistent coccidioidal pneumonia).
Chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis is a progressive, destructive disease process that more commonly involves the apices of the lungs.

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