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Histoplasmosis

Medical Mycology

Systemic Mycoses Due to Dimorphic Fungi

  1. Ram P. Tewari DVM MPH PhD Professor of Microbiology1,
  2. L. Joseph Wheat MD President and Director2,
  3. L. Ajello PhD Formerly Adjunct Professor3

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0154

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Tewari, R. P., Wheat, L. J. and Ajello, L. 2010. Histoplasmosis. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rutgers University, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Piscataway, NJ, USA

  2. 2

    MiraVista Diagnostics & MiraBella Technologies, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  3. 3

    Emory University Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Etiologic Agents: Historical Background and Natural History
  • 2
    Host Response
  • 3
    Laboratory Diagnosis

Keywords:

  • histoplasmosis;
  • Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum;
  • geophilism of H. capsulatum var. capsulatum and growth as saprophyte in soil;
  • genetic relationship of capsulatum variety to duboisii variety;
  • acute self-limited histoplasmosis capsulati;
  • progressive disseminated histoplasmosis capsulati;
  • histoplasmoma and broncholithiasis;
  • molecular methods for diagnosis of histoplasmosis