A 46-year-old member asked:
Docs can you explain what is a fungal infection in the lungs/lymph nodes called?
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Family Medicine 57 years experience
Histoplasmosis: It is histoplasmosis more commonly seen in HIV positive patients and in normal healthy patients from exposure to bird droppings.It is caused by fungus histoplasma capsulatum.It can effect liver, spleen and lymph nodes and lungs.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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