Newly Diagnosed with Histoplasmosis

Learn more about what your next steps are after being diagnosed.

Making notes before your visit, as well as taking along a trusted family member or friend, can help you through the first appointment with your doctor.

  • What's the most likely cause of my symptoms?
  • How could I have gotten histoplasmosis?
  • What kinds of tests do I need?
  • Will this infection get better on its own or do I need treatment?
  • What treatment will I need and what are the side effects?
  • I have other health conditions. How can I best manage these conditions together?
  • Will I need to be hospitalized?
  • How long will it take to recover from my infection with histoplasmosis?
  • Do I need to take any precautions while I am recovering?
  • How can I prevent a recurrence?

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: November 20, 2023

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