Accession Number:

AD0836149

Title:

HISTOPLASMOSIS WITH FATAL RESULTS AS AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE OF A MYCOLOGIST

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

In spite of all precautionary measures, histoplasma capsulatum infections occur quite frequently in mycological laboratories. Since the disease was mild in most reported cases and fatalities resulting from occupational exposure had not occurred heretofore, infection occurring during research of this fungus had been considered as almost unavoidable. However, experience has shown that, under certain special circumstances, such an infection may be fatal. A case is reported in which anatomical findings are described in connection with fatal histoplasmosis.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE