Histoplasmosis is an infection that occurs by breathing in spores of the fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum). The fungus lives in the soil or in areas contaminated by birds or bars. Most people with histoplasmosis have no symptoms and may never know they are infected. However, histoplasmosis can be serious or even deadly for:

About 500,000 people are exposed to H. capsulatum each year in the United States.

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Review Date: 4/9/2018  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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