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    Histoplasma complement fixation

    Blood is drawn from a vein (venipuncture), usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. Preparation may vary depending on the specific test.

    Histoplasma complement fixation is a blood test that checks for signs of infection due to a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum). Some people who breathe in particles of this fungus may get an infection called . See also: Histoplasmosis – skin lesion

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    Histoplasma skin test

    The aspergillus antigen skin test determines whether or not a person has been exposed to the mold aspergillus.  It is performed by injecting an aspergillus antigen under the skin with a needle.  After 48 to 72 hours the site of injection is evaluated by a physician.  If a positive reaction occurs (the test site is inflamed), the person has been exposed to the aspergillus mold and is at risk for developing aspergillosis.

    Histoplasma skin test is a method to check if you have been exposed to a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. The fungus causes an infection called .

  • Disease

    Histoplasmosis

    Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by inhaling dust from spore-infected bird droppings. The acute form is treated with antifungal medication.

    Histoplasmosis is an infection that occurs from breathing in the spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.

  • Disease

    Histoplasmosis - acute (primary) pulmonary

    Fungal infections are caused by microscopic organisms (fungi) that can live on the skin. They can live on the dead tissues of the hair, nails, and outer skin layers.

    Acute pulmonary histoplasmosis is a respiratory infection caused by inhaling the of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.

  • Disease

    HIV infection

    Kaposi's sarcoma on the foot.  This once-rare malignancy of the blood vessels is now associated with AIDS.  It is more frequently associated with AIDS in homosexual men than AIDS in IV drug users.  The malignancy results in purplish grape-like lesions in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

    HIV infection is a condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The condition gradually destroys the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight infections. This article provides a general overview. For more detailed information, see: Acute HIV infection Early ...

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    HIV/AIDS

    Kaposi's sarcoma on the foot.  This once-rare malignancy of the blood vessels is now associated with AIDS.  It is more frequently associated with AIDS in homosexual men than AIDS in IV drug users.  The malignancy results in purplish grape-like lesions in the skin, gastrointestinal tract and other organs.

    HIV infection is a condition that can gradually destroy the immune system, which makes it harder for the body to fight infections. When this happens, the person has AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).