Definition of histoplasmosis in English:

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histoplasmosis

Pronunciation: /ˌhistōplazˈmōsis/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: his·to·plas·mo·sis

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