Tag Histoplasmosis

Laboratory diagnosis of Histoplamosis

Samuel Darling, a physician practicing at the Canal Zone Hospital in Panama, initially reported histoplasmosis and named the bacterium in 1904. He mistook the bacterium, which resembled Leishmania in tissues, for a parasite. Histoplasma capsulatum is a thermally dimorphic fungus…

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Fungi-caused infections are called mycoses or mycosis (singular). Despite the fact that there are thousands of fungal species in the world, only a small percentage of them cause disease in humans. Superficial, Cutaneous, Subcutaneous, Systemic, and Opportunistic mycoses are the…

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