Histoplasmosis

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What is histoplasmosis?

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused when airborne spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum are inhaled into the lungs. The spores of the fungus are often found in soil and becomes airborne when the soil is disturbed. Symptoms include, fever, chills, muscle aches, chest pains, and a dry cough.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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 histoplasmosis

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

(Sporanox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
histoplasmosis (3)

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

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

(Sporanox)
Perceived effectiveness
for histoplasmosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
histoplasmosis (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 6
30s 4
40s 8
50s 13
60s 8
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 29

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 16
Not Diagnosed 2

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