How is histoplasmosis diagnosed?
Histoplasmosis is diagnosed by a variety of laboratory tests that either isolate the organism or detect antigens of the organisms in either blood serum or urine. Chest x-rays will show distinct patterns and the chronic form can resemble tuberculosis. The histoplasmin skin test denotes exposure but does not indicate disease and is not a diagnostic test.

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1. What is histoplasmosis?
2. How histoplasmosis is spread?
3. What are the symptoms of histoplasmosis?
4. How is histoplasmosis diagnosed?
5. Is histoplasmosis treatable?
6. How can histoplasmosis be prevented?