Diagnosis of Histoplasmosis — Review of Current Methods

  • Joseph Wheat


Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in the United States. Over 500,000 cases are diagnosed annually. Additionally, histoplasmosis is common in Latin America, the Caribbean Islands, parts of Asia, and Africa. Uncommonly cases are diagnosed in the United Kingdom and Europe. Histoplasmosis is an important opportunistic infection in patients with impaired cellular immunity, particularly in those with AIDS.


Skin Test Serologic Test Antigen Level Antigen Detection Complement Fixation Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Wheat
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  1. 1.Richard Roudebush Department of Veterans’ Affairs HospitalIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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