ROBERT L. PERKINS, M.D.; SAMUEL SASLAW, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.P.; STEPHEN A. OCKNER
Histoplasmin skin test surveys have documented a higher incidence of positive conversion in farm dwellers than in city dwellers (1-3). The obvious implication of these findings is that exposure to histoplasmosis is greater in a rural setting. In endemic areas, these circumstances may constitute a potential health hazard to individuals who choose to join the well-established American exodus from the city to the suburban or rural settlement which is commonly constructed on virgin soil and forested areas. Other individuals, newly arriving from another state or country, may be forced to join the movement not by choice, but because of lack
PERKINS RL, SASLAW S, OCKNER SA. Migration Histoplasmosis. Ann Intern Med. ;57:363–372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-3-363
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(3):363-372.
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