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.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Human infections caused by Histoplasma capsulatum may present as acute pulmonary histoplasmosis, chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis, and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis.
Conversely, chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis follows exposure in patients with underlying lung diseases.
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.
Chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis resembles tuberculosis.
The second is well-formed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, exemplified by histoplasmomas but also seen in chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis. (12-14,32,54) The third type of tissue reaction consists of sheets of histiocytes within the interstitium, packed with numerous organisms, as seen in disseminated histoplasmosis.
Chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis is a progressive, destructive disease process that more commonly involves the apices of the lungs.

Full browser ?