KENNETH R. WILCOX JR., M.D.; BURTON A. WAISBREN, M.S., M.D.; JOHN MARTIN, M.D.
Outbreaks of acute histoplasmosis are being recognized with increasing frequency. A recent article by Lehan and Furcolow1 summarizes reports of 38 epidemics in this country and three from foreign countries. Much useful information has been gained concerning the sources of and modes of infection with Histoplasma capsulatum from the study of these epidemics. The literature on histoplasmosis is adequately reviewed elsewhere 2-8 and will not be reviewed in detail in this presentation.
This report is of an epidemic of acute histoplasmosis which has some unusual features. Exposure of various types to a single source of the organisms occurred over
WILCOX KR, WAISBREN BA, MARTIN J. THE WALWORTH, WISCONSIN, EPIDEMIC OF HISTOPLASMOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:388–418. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-2-388
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