acute histoplasmosis

acute histoplasmosis

histoplasmosis caused by inhalation of microconidia, resulting in illness ranging from flulike symptoms to the acute diffuse pneumonitis seen with heavy exposure. Often, following illness, lesions heal, leaving calcified nodules.
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A case was defined as an illness clinically compatible with acute histoplasmosis, as determined by the authors of the original reports.
Second, because of the small number of cases and lack of variability in exposures reported, data from the investigation were insufficient to determine statistically significant findings relating an exposure at the site to acute histoplasmosis.
Imported acute histoplasmosis with rheumatologic manifestations in spanish travelers.
Tissue morphology of Histoplasma capsulatum in acute histoplasmosis.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the etiology and risk factors for acute histoplasmosis in two outbreaks in Illinois among laborers at a landfill in 2001 and at a bridge reconstruction site in 2003.
For the bridge investigation, we describe the value of rapid diagnostic tests to detect an acute histoplasmosis outbreak in a workplace and the use of test results to spur awareness of histoplasmosis among residents potentially at risk for infection in the surrounding community.
We report a cluster of 4 cases of acute histoplasmosis (1 culture proven and 3 with positive serology, of which 2 were symptomatic) associated with exposure to soil during a golf course renovation, Patients in western Canada with compatible symptoms should be tested for histoplasmosis, regardless of their travel or exposure history.
The couple, both aged 26 years, had onset of symptoms consistent with acute histoplasmosis 8 days after returning from Acapulco.
Based on the partcipant's exposure to a cave with hats and clinical characteristics suggestive of acute histoplasmosis, diagnostic testing for histoplasmosis was conducted.
Most cases of acute histoplasmosis in immunocompetent persons will not require treatment; however, persons with severe histoplasmosis can be treated with 200 mg of itraconazole, an antifungal medication, once daily for 6-12 weeks (2).
During August 1995, the Department for Health Services, Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources (KDHS), and local public health officials investigated two unrelated outbreaks of acute histoplasmosis in eastern Kentucky.
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