Histoplasmosis - Signs and Symptoms

If you were diagnosed with histoplasmosis, at what point did you show symptoms? What were they?

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What are the symptoms and signs of histoplasmosis?

About 90% of infections caused by H. capsulatum are asymptomatic (produce no symptoms). Occasionally, a few asymptomatic patients will show small scars in lung X-rays. Symptomatic people often develop fever, chills, dry cough, malaise, sweats, and abdominal pains about three to 14 days after exposure. If the disease progresses, symptoms such as weight loss, fatigue, dyspnea, chest pain, and reduced or loss of vision may occur. A sign of progression are patchy infiltrates seen on chest X-rays, usually in the lower lung fields. Other symptoms that can occur, especially in patients that are immunosuppressed, are mouth ulcers, fevers, headaches, confusion, seizures, encephalopathy, and infrequently, death.

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Comment from: kitt3nz, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I had two masses growing in my parotid gland. I just recently had them removed and when they tested the mass it came back with positive for histoplasmosis.

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