Most people with acute pulmonary histoplasmosis have no or mild symptoms. The most common symptoms are:
In the very young, elderly, or people with a compromised immune system, symptoms may be more severe, including:
To diagnose histoplasmosis, the doctor needs to find the fungus in the body, or evidence that your immune system is reacting to the fungus.
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