Pericarditis as a manifestation of histoplasmosis during two large urban outbreaks.

During two histoplasmosis outbreaks in Indianapolis 45 patients presented with pericarditis. The pericarditis occurred as a late complication in individual patients and during the outbreak. Risk factors for this complication included young age, immunocompetence, and male sex in persons between 20 and 39 years old. Intrathoracic adenopathy was present in 66… (More)