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Chronic Pulmonary Histoplasmosis
COPD...: COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing. The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, very: 96% of nodules found in a study of screening ct scans were not lung cancer. While we don't know for sure what they were, its almost certain that many were granulomas, a type of scar often caused by "histo". In some areas of the country almost half the population has lung nodules detectable on a ct and histo gets blamed for many of them, with or without proof. It usually requires no treatment. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with severe histoplasmosis about a year ago. could I continue to have pain in my lungs due to it being untreated?
Needs checked: Histo infections are usually self limiting in healthy individuals but can be serious in immunocompromised patients. It can be acute or chronic disseminated type and latent type also exists. Rare menifeatation can be Pleuritis manifesting as chest pains. Nevertheless needs complete evaluation by a Physician. ...Read more
What is histoplasmosis?Does it affects lungs forming very small nodule, bcz of my lung nodule.Can it be seen in ct, ?
Can histoplasmosis cause problems in the lungs years following 1st infection? Currently having left-sided chest pain/pressure, cough, no cold or fever
Ct thorax revels that 3mm nodule in lungs remains unchanged.Its 1 yr.Im so hapy, is it still be cancerous or it can grow in future or histoplasmosis?
Histo.: In some areas of the country almost half the population has lung nodules detectable on a ct and histo gets blamed for many of them, with or without proof. It is self limited, and usually requires no treatment. When treatment is necessary, it usually goes for several months. Rare exceptions in people who are very immunocompromised may take much longer. ...Read more
Not Contagious: Histoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by inhaling small spores found usually in soil that have become airborne. The fungus grows best in soil that has been contaminated with bird manure or bat droppings (caves). Histoplasmosis is not contagious. It is not transmitted from an infected animal or person to someone else. ...Read more
See Wikipedia: This is an endemic condition in the ohio valley and i presume that he lives there. Wikipedia gives an excellent presentaion of what is known of this disease. ...Read more
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