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Histoplasmosis a summary of the occupational health concern by Renzo Bertolini

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Published by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in Hamilton, Ont .
Written in English


  • Histoplasmosis

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StatementRenzo Bertolini.
LC ClassificationsRC147H7 B47 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 4 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18694375M
ISBN 100660128608

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From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. coin lesions complement fixation test cross reactions culture Darling DeMonbreun demonstrated disease disseminated histoplasmosis Emmons endemic epidemics experimental histoplasmosis foci focus forms frequently fungi fungus.   Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma. The fungus lives in the environment, particularly in soil that contains large amounts of bird or bat droppings. In the United States, Histoplasma mainly lives in the central and eastern states, especially areas around the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys.   Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs, the primary infection site. This microscopic fungus, which is found throughout the world in river valleys and soil where bird or bat droppings accumulate, is released into the air when soil is disturbed by plowing fields. Histoplasmosis, disseminated. Scattered erythematous papules and pustules in an HIV-infected individual with disseminated histoplasmosis.

Although histoplasmosis is highly endemic in certain regions of the Americas, disease may be seen globally and should not be overlooked in patients with unexplained pulmonary or systemic illnesses.   Histoplasmosis is caused by the dimorphic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. The fungal infection is endemic to the central and south-central United States, where it is especially common in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys. Histoplasmosis is also found in Latin America and the Caribbean and less commonly in other parts of the world. Histoplasmosis starts as a lung infection. Doctors think that the infection, even if mild, can later move to the eye through the blood stream. Once in the eye it can cause a serious eye disease called presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS). POHS is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans ages 20 to Histoplasmosis Symptoms. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sweany, Henry Claris, Histoplasmosis. Springfield, Ill., Thomas [] (OCoLC) Document Type.

Histoplasma antigen detection in urine and/or serum is the most widely used and most sensitive method for diagnosing disseminated histoplasmosis and acute pulmonary histoplasmosis following exposure to a large inoculum. 1 Other methods include antibody tests, culture, and microscopy. 1. Antigen detection: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) is typically performed on urine and/or serum, but can also be. Histoplasma capsulatum is a species of dimorphic fungi.. Histoplasma capsulatum is "distributed worldwide, except in Antarctica, but most often associated with river valleys" and occurs chiefly in the "central and eastern United States" followed by "Central and South America, and other areas of the world". It is most prevalent in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys. This is a fungal infection, which affects primarily the lungs, but has become common as progressive disseminated histoplasmosis, particularly in AIDS patients. It used to be rare in the past decades, but as AIDS has become more common, so has histoplasmosis. It is transmitted by Histoplasma capsulatum, which grows in soil as a mold. Histoplasmosis is diagnosed by: Biopsy of the lung, skin, liver, or bone marrow; Blood or urine tests to detect histoplasmosis proteins or antibodies; Cultures of the blood, urine, or sputum (this test provides the clearest diagnosis of histoplasmosis, but results can take 6 weeks) To help diagnose this condition, your health care provider may.