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Risk Factors for Disseminated or Fatal Histoplasmosis: Analysis of a Large Urban Outbreak

LAWRENCE JOSEPH WHEAT, M.D.; THOMAS G. SLAMA, M.D.; JAMES A NORTON, Ph.D.; RICHARD B. KOHLER, M.D.; HAL E. EITZEN, Ph.D.; MORRIS L. V. FRENCH, Ph.D.; and BOONMEE SATHAPATAYAVONGS, M.D.
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Presented in part 6 November 1980 at the Midwest Meeting of the American Federation of Clinical Research, Chicago, Illinois.

▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to L.J. Wheat, M.D.; Wishard Memorial Hospital, WOP 310, 1001 West 10th Street; Indianapolis, IN 46202.


Indianapolis, Indiana


© 1982 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):159-163. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-159
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An outbreak of histoplasmosis in Indianapolis involving 488 clinically recognized cases including 60 patients with disseminated or fatal infection permitted statistical analysis of risk factors. Being male, white, under 5 years of age, having chronic obstructive lung disease, and living near the presumed source of the outbreak were not risk factors for fatal or disseminated histoplasmosis. Age greater than 54 years and immunosuppression were the only risk factors for disseminated or fatal infection. Dissemination should be excluded in patients with histoplasmosis who are immunosuppressed or older than 54 years. Specific antifungal treatment is more likely to be required in those two groups rather than in patients without risk factors.

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