Fungal Infections

  • Author: William G. Powderly, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 6/18/19 (What's New)


  • Histoplasmosis in patients with advanced HIV disease may be confused with mycobacterial infections, other fungal infections, such as blastomycosis, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Histoplasma antigen may be detected in blood or urine
    • Fungal stain of blood smears or tissues is less sensitive but may aid diagnosis

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