Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Histoplasmosis Incidence

Facts about histoplasmosis:

  • In the US, almost all people living in the Midwest are infected with histoplasmosis.
  • About 500,000 people in the US are infected each year.
  • Most of those infected do not develop symptoms.
  • Only 5 out of 100 infected persons develop symptoms of infection.
  • In 1 out of 2,000 infected people, the infection spreads to other organs.

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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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