Laboratory diagnosis of histoplasmosis: update 2000.

  title={Laboratory diagnosis of histoplasmosis: update 2000.},
  author={Lawrence Joseph Wheat},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory infections},
  volume={16 2},
Histoplasmosis is a common infection in endemic regions of North and Latin America, causing a broad spectrum of clinical findings. Although acute pulmonary infection, chronic pulmonary, and progressive disseminated histoplasmosis are the most commonly recognized clinical manifestations, pericarditis, rheumatologic syndromes, esophageal compression, and sarcoid-like manifestations are well-recognized complications of histoplasmosis. Although excellent laboratory methods for diagnosis are… CONTINUE READING


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