Histoplasmosis – Part 1

Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by breathing in spores of a fungus often found in bird and bat droppings. Histoplasmosis is most commonly transmitted when these spores become airborne, often during cleanup or demolition projects.  Soil contaminated by bird or bat droppings also can transmit histoplasmosis, so farmers and landscapers are at a higher risk […]

Histoplasmosis – Part 2

Risk Factors The chances of developing histoplasmosis symptoms increase with the number of spores you inhale. Professions with a higher likelihood of spore exposure include: Farmers Pest control workers Poultry keepers Construction workers Roofers Landscapers and gardeners Most at Risk of Severe Infection Very young children and older adults have weaker immune systems, so they’re […]

Histoplasmosis – Part 3

Treatment & Drugs Treatment usually isn’t necessary if you have a mild case of histoplasmosis. But if your symptoms are severe or if you have the chronic or disseminated forms of the disease, you’ll likely need treatment with one or more antifungal drugs. Some of these medications come in pill form, but the strongest varieties […]