Synonyms: Darling disease
A rare mycosis characterized by granulomatous inflammation primarily of the lung after inhalation of spores of Histoplasma capsulatum. The severity of clinical disease depends on the immune status of the individual and the size of the inoculum. In immunocompetent persons the infection usually takes a self-limiting and asymptomatic or relatively mild flu-like course. In immunocompromised patients it can become progressive and disseminated involving multiple organs and presenting with fever pneumonia hepatosplenomegaly skin infiltrates and endocarditis among others.
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