Complications of Histoplasmosis


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About complications: Complications of Histoplasmosis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Histoplasmosis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Histoplasmosis and complications of Histoplasmosis is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Histoplasmosis: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Histoplasmosis includes:

Complications of Histoplasmosis: Permanent lung damage with chronic disease. Mortality rate is about 10% in HIV-infected persons with disseminated disease.1

histoplasmosis, even mild cases, can later cause a serious eye disease called ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS), a leading cause of vision loss in Americans ages 20 to 40. 2

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Histoplasmosis: DBMD
2. excerpt from Facts About Histoplasmosis: NEI

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