Rheumatology International

, Volume 33, Issue 12, pp 2963–2965

Rheumatologic manifestations of histoplasmosis: a review

Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-013-2816-y

Cite this article as:
Sizemore, T.C. Rheumatol Int (2013) 33: 2963. doi:10.1007/s00296-013-2816-y

Abstract

Histoplasmosis is an important cause of morbidity in endemic areas of the USA. Infection is often asymptomatic but can cause a broad spectrum of pathology. Less commonly, histoplasmosis can present with a wide-range of rheumatologic manifestations. The aim of this review is to provide a synopsis of the rheumatologic manifestations of this endemic mycosis in addition to emphasizing the high degree of histoplasmosis infection in persons with rheumatologic disease.

Keywords

Histoplasmosis Rheumatoid arthritis Immunomodulatory Autoimmune Infectious Arthritis Rheumatic 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Internal MedicineUniversity of South Carolina-GHSGreenvilleUSA

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