L. Joseph Wheat, Author at Dermatology Advisor

L. Joseph Wheat

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Histoplasmosis

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification Histoplasmosis is the most common endemic mycosis in the United States, usually presenting as a community acquired respiratory infection. Pulmonary histoplasmosis also may present as mediastinal lymphadenopathy or lung nodules, often mistaken as malignancy. Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis commonly presents as fever of unknown etiology,…

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