Last updated: Friday, 10, December, 2010
Sputum microscopy and culture, bronchial brush, wash; bronchoalveolar lavage; lung biopsy; blood culture.
Bone marrow aspiration with culture.
Tissue biopsy, but the organism is seldom grown from fibrotic lesions in the mediastinum or from histoplasmomas.
HIV antibodies (with consent and counselling), as the length of treatment and the prognosis will be different in patients with AIDS.See also AIDS
Acute primary pulmonary/mediastinal granulomatosis
Chronic pulmonary infection
Progressive disseminated infection
|Histoplasma capsulatum var duboisii|
|Biopsy, with microscopy and culture, of skin lesion, subcutaneous nodule, bone abscess, lymph node, as appropriate.|