Learn About Histoplasmosis
Histoplasmosis is caused by inhaling fungal spores that have been released into the air by activities that disturb the soil. Many people who are exposed to the fungus never get sick.
Histoplasmosis Symptoms and Diagnosis
Most people with histoplasmosis will have a mild case with fever, cough and fatigue that goes away on its own in a few weeks. People with a weakened immune system may develop a more severe form of the disease and should seek medical attention.
Treating and Preventing Histoplasmosis
As long as the diagnosis is made and antifungal therapy started in a timely fashion, histoplasmosis can be effectively treated with currently available therapies.
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Histoplasmosis
If you are concerned about histoplasmosis, make a note of your symptoms and a list of questions before your visit. It can also be helpful to take along a trusted family member or friend to offer support.