Ocular histoplasmosis

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What is ocular histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs. If it spreads to the eyes, the condition is called ocular histoplasmosis. The spores of the fungus are often found in soil and becomes airborne when the soil is disturbed.

Common symptoms reported by people with ocular histoplasmosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ocular histoplasmosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ocular histoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mucinex)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ocular histoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aleve)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with ocular histoplasmosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ocular histoplasmosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Avastin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ocular histoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mucinex)
Perceived effectiveness
for ocular histoplasmosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
ocular histoplasmosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aleve)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ocular histoplasmosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ocular histoplasmosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 2
50s 6
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

93% Female
7% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from ocular histoplasmosis patients who have completed their condition history
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