A 30-year-old member asked:
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if my husband has ocular histoplasmosis syndrome should i also get checked?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Its not contagious: ...And its not even clear that this is actually caused by a microbe. If your vision is impaired, you should see an ophthalmologist.
Answered on Aug 31, 2012

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