Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Histoplasmosis Risk Factors

Risk factors for histoplasmosis include:

  • Cleaning chicken coops
  • Demolition and remodeling of old buildings
  • Conditions that weaken the immune system, such as:
  • Cave exploration
  • Exposure to bird or bat droppings

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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