Patient Comments: Histoplasmosis - Diagnosis

What were the tests you had that led to a diagnosis of histoplasmosis? Where were you living at the time?

Comment from: teresa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

I was diagnosed with histoplasmosis when I was 16 years of age, due to a chronic cough and fatigue. I was sent to a specialist, admitted to the hospital and had some tests. The first thing done was a skin test, with positive results. The next thing done was a light run into my lungs, a bronchoscopy. I am now 54 years old and have been having problems breathing for the past few months. My doctor has given me Sporanox to take, after sending me to have lab tests to check for any fungus. The lab tests came back positive for histoplasmosis. I also have been diagnosed with ocular histoplasmosis.

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