Symptoms of Histoplasmosis
The symptoms of Histoplasmosis depend on where in the body the fungus is growing. Histoplasmosis most commonly affects the sinuses or lungs. Symptoms of sinus infections include fever, headache, and sinus pain. Lung infections with the fungus can cause fever and cough.
Skin infections can develop after the fungus enters through a break in the skin caused by surgery, burns, or trauma. A skin infection can look like blisters or ulcers, and the infected tissue may turn black. Other symptoms of a skin infection include fever and tenderness, pain, heat, excessive redness, or swelling around a wound.
If the infection is not treated quickly, the fungus can spread throughout the body, and the infection is often fatal.
Histoplasmosis can present in different ways depending on the type of infection. For a more detailed explanation, please read more on the Clinical Features of Histoplasmosis page.