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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.

histoplasmosis

(ˌhɪstəʊplæzˈməʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a severe fungal disease of the lungs caused by Histoplasma capsulatum

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]
Translations
histoplasmose

his·to·plas·mo·sis

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

histoplasmosis

n histoplasmosis f
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share the case of a myopic patient with persistent juxtafoveal CNV secondary to presumed ocular histoplasmosis who was treated with a total of 5 ranibizumab injections during 1.
Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome (POHS) is a syndrome characterised by multiple scars in the choroid (Histo spots), neovascularization, peripapillary atrophy with a clear vitreous and aqueous.
They may be large, solitary lesions, such as those seen following Toxoplasma infection, but sometimes they result in a "spotty" fundus appearance as seen in the presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS), birdshot chorioretinitis, multifocal choroiditis and pusctete inner choroidopathy (PIC).
gondii chorioretinitis may resemble the posterior uveitis of tuberculosis, syphilis, leprosy, or presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome .
Nasdaq: QLTI; Toronto) has announced that the FDA has approved Visudyne(TM) (verteporfin for injection) therapy for the treatment of predominantly classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) due to pathologic myopia (severe near-sightedness) and presumed ocular histoplasmosis.
Presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS) is a clinical entity that is characterized by small, round, discrete, macular or mid peripheral atrophic (punched out) chorioretinal lesions (histo spots), peripapillary scarring, choroidal neovascularization (CNV), and the absence of anterior uveitis and vitritis.