A fungal infection particularly common in the midwestern United States that usually develops in the lungs and spreads to other internal organs. Symptoms: May include coughing, weight loss, night sweats, swollen lymph glands and/or hard lesions in the lungs and mouth.
a fungal infection acquired by inhaling spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, which are present in soil or dust. The disease most often affects the lungs, where it produces a tuberculosis-like inflammation, but may also disseminate.
a disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum; may infect lungs, skin, mucous membranes, bones, skin, and eyes