histoplasmosis

noun
his·​to·​plas·​mo·​sis | \ ˌhi-stə-plaz-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce histoplasmosis (audio) \

Definition of histoplasmosis

: a respiratory disease with symptoms like those of influenza that is caused by a fungus (Histoplasma capsulatum) and is marked by benign involvement of lymph nodes of the trachea and bronchi or by severe progressive generalized involvement of the lymph nodes and tissues (as of the liver or spleen) rich in macrophages

Examples of histoplasmosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web May 1997 - Is hospitalized for a fungal infection called histoplasmosis. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 6 May 2021 Remicade was first approved in 1998, and by 2001 there already were enough reports of invasive histoplasmosis cases that the FDA issued a black box warning for it and other drugs in its class. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2020 Tschannen died in an Illinois hospital that year of a fungal infection known as histoplasmosis, a condition that for most people causes only mild symptoms. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2020 Coming into contact with their feces can also put people at risk of infectious diseases, including histoplasmosis and Salmonella, reports Justin Rohrlich for Quartz. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Jan. 2020 Most histoplasmosis cases in humans have no symptoms or flu-like symptoms. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, 19 Mar. 2020 Bat droppings can enrich soil to fertilize a fungus (histoplasma capsulatum) that can causes histoplasmosis in humans. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, 19 Mar. 2020 Coming into contact with their feces can also put people at risk of infectious diseases, including histoplasmosis and , reports Justin Rohrlich for . Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Jan. 2020 Vulture droppings can also carry a range of diseases such as histoplasmosis, salmonella, and encephalitis. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of histoplasmosis

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for histoplasmosis

New Latin, from Histoplasma, genus of fungi

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“Histoplasmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histoplasmosis. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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histoplasmosis

noun
his·​to·​plas·​mo·​sis | \ -ˌplaz-ˈmō-səs How to pronounce histoplasmosis (audio) \
plural histoplasmoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce histoplasmosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of histoplasmosis

: a respiratory disease with symptoms like those of influenza that is endemic in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys of the United States, is caused by infection with a fungus of the genus Histoplasma (H. capsulatum), and is marked by benign involvement of lymph nodes of the trachea and bronchi usually without symptoms or by severe progressive generalized involvement of the lymph nodes and macrophage-rich tissues (as of the liver and spleen) with fever, anemia, leukopenia and often with local lesions (as of the skin, mouth, or throat)

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