Diagnosis of Ocular Histoplasmosis :
Ocular Histoplasmosis is detected with a dilated examination of the
Retina using ophthalmoscopy.Diagnosed based on its distinctive apperence and characteristics.
Ocular Histoplasmosis usually requires no treatment except when abnormal blood vessels develop in the central retina.For these patients, laser treatment may be necessary or surgical removal of the tiny, abnormal vessels.
Acute pulmonary Histoplasmosis Definition :
Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis is a respiratory infection caused by inhaling
The spores of the dimorphic , Fungus Histoplasm Capsulatum. The Fungus is
Commonly found in the soil along River Valleys.It gets into the soil mostly from bird an bat Droppings. The fungus exists as a mold in nature and transforms into a yest in the human body.
RISK FACTORS :
Traveling to Eastern Canada, Mexico, Centeral America, south America, Africa , southeast Asia and eastern United States.Being exposed to the droppings of birds and bats.
Histoplasmosis can spread to other organs thorugh the blood stream.This is usually seen in infants an young children or people with a poor immune system.
Most patients with Acute Pulmonary Histoplasmosis have no Symtoms.
Some patients develop mild flu like symptoms such as..
4. Muscle Aches
In the very young, elderly, or people with poor immune systems. More sever symptoms can ouccur. Including very serious lung infection, sever joint pains and inflammation around the heart.]
2. Sputum Culture
3.CBC(complete blood count)
4.Chest CT Scan
Amphotericin B, an antifungal medication, may be given..Amphotericin B
Is given for 2 weeks to children under 2 years of age.because they are at risk of developing Dissemination.
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