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Concurrent Human and Canine Histoplasmosis from Cutting Decayed Wood

Scott F. Davies, MD; and Robert L. Colbert, MD
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Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(3):252-253. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-3-252
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Few types of pneumonia infect humans and their pets at the same time. Blastomycosis may occur in hunters and their dogs when both are exposed to an infective site (1, 2). Focal infiltrates (even lobar) are most common, and a specific diagnosis of the canine pneumonia may provide a strong clue to the cause of the concurrent human illness. Dogs are also susceptible to histoplasmosis. Most sporadic canine infections are related to casual exposure, are minimally symptomatic, and are seldom linked temporally to human illness. We report highly symptomatic pulmonary histoplasmosis with diffuse infiltrates occurring simultaneously in a man and


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