Rheumatologic manifestations of histoplasmosis: a review
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- Sizemore, T.C. Rheumatol Int (2013) 33: 2963. doi:10.1007/s00296-013-2816-y
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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.