Definition of histoplasmosis in English:


Line breaks: histo|plas¦mo¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌhɪstəʊplazˈməʊsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Infection by a fungus found in the droppings of birds and bats in humid areas. It is not serious if confined to the lungs but can be fatal if spread throughout the body.
    • The fungus is Histoplasma capsulatum
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    • The fungus that causes histoplasmosis grows in the ground.
    • Disseminated histoplasmosis is usually fatal if not diagnosed early and treated rapidly.
    • Patients with infections, multiple sclerosis, or exposure to histoplasmosis should also be identified before using infliximab.

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