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Histoplasmosis - disseminated

  • Alternative Names

    Systemic histoplasmosis


    Symptoms
    • Chills
    • Cough
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Joint pain
    • Mental status changes
    • Muscle aches and stiffness
    • Nausea, vomiting
    • Possible rash (erythema nodosum)
    • Skin lesions
    • Visual changes (chorioretinitis)

    Signs and tests

    A physical examination may show abnormalities throughout the body.

    Tests used to diagnose disseminated histoplasmosis may include:

    • Abdominal CT scan
    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Biopsy or culture of affected organs, bone marrow, liver, lymph node, lung, or skin
    • Blood cultures
    • Chest x-ray
    • Complete blood count (CBC)
    • Histoplasma urinary antigen test
    • MRI scan of the affected organs