Detection of Environmental Sources of Histoplasma capsulatum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, by Nested PCR

@article{Norkaew2013DetectionOE,
  title={Detection of Environmental Sources of Histoplasma capsulatum in Chiang Mai, Thailand, by Nested PCR},
  author={Treepradab Norkaew and Hideaki Ohno and Pojana Sriburee and Koichi Tanabe and Prasit Tharavichitkul and Piyawan Takarn and Tanpalang Puengchan and Sara Bumrungsri and Yoshitsugu Miyazaki},
  journal={Mycopathologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={176},
  pages={395-402}
}
Histoplasmosis is a systemic mycosis caused by inhaling spores of Histoplasma capsulatum, a dimorphic fungus. This fungus grows in soil contaminated with bat and avian excreta. Each year, patients with disseminated histoplasmosis have been diagnosed in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand. No published information is currently available on the environmental sources of this fungus in Chiang Mai or anywhere else in Thailand. The aim of this study was to detect H. capsulatum in soil samples contaminated… CONTINUE READING
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