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Living With Histoplasmosis

What to Expect

  • Missing school or work for a few weeks because of symptoms
  • Having a chest X-ray or chest CT scan and blood test to diagnose histoplasmosis
  • Possible need for bronchoscopy
  • Taking antifungal therapies for prolonged periods of time
  • Repeating chest X-ray and blood test to ensure resolution of the infection of antifungal therapy

Managing Histoplasmosis

Patients usually make a good recovery after completing the treatment course and reversing the underlying immune suppression that might have predisposed them to the infection, such as AIDS or use of immunosuppressing medications.

Finding Support

The Lung Association recommends patients and caregivers join our Living with Lung Disease Support Community to connect with others facing this disease. You can also call the Lung Association's Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA to talk to a trained respiratory professional who can help answer your questions and connect you with additional support.

    This content was developed in partnership with the CHEST Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Page Last Updated: March 13, 2018

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