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his·to·plas·mo·sis

 (hĭs′tō-plăz-mō′sĭs)
n. pl. his·to·plas·mo·ses (-sēz)
A disease caused by the inhalation of spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, most often asymptomatic but occasionally producing acute pneumonia or an influenzalike illness and spreading to other organs and systems in the body.
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histoplasmosis

(ˌhɪstəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a severe fungal disease of the lungs caused by Histoplasma capsulatum
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his•to•plas•mo•sis

(ˌhɪs toʊ plæzˈmoʊ sɪs)

n.
an infectious disease of the reticuloendothelial system caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum and characterized by fever, anemia, and emaciation.
[1940–45; < New Latin Histoplasm(a) (see histo-, -plasm) + -osis]
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Translations
histoplasmose

his·to·plas·mo·sis

n. histoplasmosis, enfermedad de las vías respiratorias causada por el hongo Histoplasma capsulatum.
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histoplasmosis

n histoplasmosis f
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Disseminated primary cutaneous histoplasmosis successfully treated with itraconazole.
Therefore, we suggest that the inhibition of COX-2 could be an important adjuvant therapy for the treatment of histoplasmosis.
This product is the generic version of Janssen Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Sporanox and is indicated for the treatment of fungal infections that begin in the lungs, blatsomycosis, histoplasmosis, and aspergillosis in patients who are intolerant of or who are refractory to amphotericin B therapy.
Tolsura is indicated for the treatment of blastomycosis (pulmonary and extrapulmonary), histoplasmosis (including chronic cavitary pulmonary disease and disseminated, non-meningeal histoplasmosis) and aspergillosis (pulmonary and extrapulmonary, in patients who are intolerant of or who are refractory to amphotericin B therapy).These serious infections most commonly occur in vulnerable or immunocompromised patients, and are often associated with high mortality rates or long-term health issues.
Tolsura, a new formulation of itraconazole, is indicated for the treatment of fungal infections in blastomycosis (pulmonary and extrapulmonary), histoplasmosis (including chronic cavitary pulmonary disease and disseminated, non-meningeal histoplasmosis) and aspergillosis (pulmonary and extrapulmonary).
Histoplasmosis is a regionally endemic mycosis caused by inhalation of the spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum from the soil, leading occasionally to symptomatic disease and asymptomatic pulmonary nodules (1).
The patient had no clinical or laboratory findings to suggest systemic fungal infection, so oral itraconazole was initiated for treatment of primary cutaneous histoplasmosis with dissemination to the oral cavity.
Allen said she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1997 and has also been diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis. She was named director of ADA and immigration compliance in 2012 and told her then-supervisor, Ronetta Francis, that she would miss every eighth Friday in order to receive infusion treatments at Highlands Oncology Center.
(2,3,5,7,8,10) In many areas in the United States where histoplasmosis is endemic, lung nodules characterized by necrotizing granulomas are the hallmark of remote or "healed" lung infection in immunocompetent individuals.
The proven/probable IFIs were categorized into four groups: invasive candidiasis (IC), invasive aspergillosis (IA), endemic IFIs (coccidioidomycosis and histoplasmosis), and other IFIs (cryptococcosis, mucormycosis, fusariosis, non-specified IFIs).