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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Vulture Poop Has Compromised a Customs and Border Protection Radio Tower in Texas," 13 Jan. 2020 Most histoplasmosis cases in humans have no symptoms or flu-like symptoms. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Bats in Arizona: Things to know about these pollinators, and what to do if you find one," 19 Mar. 2020 Bat droppings can enrich soil to fertilize a fungus (histoplasma capsulatum) that can causes histoplasmosis in humans. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Bats in Arizona: Things to know about these pollinators, and what to do if you find one," 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, "Vulture Poop Has Compromised a Customs and Border Protection Radio Tower in Texas," 13 Jan. 2020 Vulture droppings can also carry a range of diseases such as histoplasmosis, salmonella, and encephalitis. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Feces from a giant kettle of vultures is disrupting CBP communications on the US-Mexico border," 10 Jan. 2020 Most people recover without problem from histoplasmosis, even without treatment, but treatment is required for prolonged cases. Deborah Netburn, latimes.com, "What health risks will the Thai soccer players face after they're rescued from the cave?," 10 July 2018 Unclean coops can help spread diseases such as salmonella, histoplasmosis and campylobacter infection to humans. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "University Heights City Council considers allowing backyard chickens," 21 Feb. 2018 That rare disease, histoplasmosis, can be contracted by inhaling the spores of a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum, which can emanate from chicken droppings and become airborne. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Pepper Pike Council may prohibit backyard chicken ownership," 21 Dec. 2017

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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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The first known use of histoplasmosis was in 1907

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24 Aug 2020

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“Histoplasmosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/histoplasmosis. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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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 histoplasmoses (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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