Cave Disease | definition of Cave Disease by Medical dictionary
A trivial name for pulmonary histoplasmosis which affects explorers—spelunkers of bat-infested caves; bat dung is an optimal growth medium for H capsulatum
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Fears trapped Thailand boys have CAVE DISEASE
which can lie undetected for 17 days and then kill you
The group will be carefully examined and also checked for signs of cave disease
, a potentially fatal lung infection caused by bat and bird droppings.
Overexposure to bird droppings can also cause Histoplasmosis, (Cave Disease
) which mimics flu-like symptoms and can be fatal if left untreated.