|Histoplasmosis is a common fungi (yeast) which can infect the lungs and sometimes spread to other parts of the body (disseminated histoplasmosis). Histoplasmosis infections can range for mild and asymptomatic to moderate (with cough, fever, and flu symptoms) to fatal infections.|
Histoplasmosis can often prove fatal in immunocompromised patients such as HIV patients. Histoplasmosis spores are especially common in the droppings of birds and bats. In the USA, Histoplasmosis infections are especially common in the USA in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys.