Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Histoplasmosis Underlying Cause

Histoplasmosis is caused by the fungus, Histoplasma capsulatum. Infection occurs after inhalation of Histoplasma capsulatum spores. The spores germinate in the body, allowing the fungus to grow.

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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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