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a fungal disease that is rarely a significant problem in those with a normal functioning immune system. This infection is more common in the southeastern, midatlantic and central states. The vast majority of infections are either asymptomatic or mild and the diagnosis can be difficult. Cough, fever, malaise and typical chest x-ray findings can occur. A serious disseminated form of the infection can occur in the immunocompromised individual (AIDS) that carries a 90% fatality rate.

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... if ones cd4 count drops below 50 they are at increased risk for getiing:pseudomonas pneumonia, CMV retinitis, CNS lymphoma, aspergillosis, and histoplasmosis I had a Doctor from UTSouthwetsern Dallas tell me on the phone the other day that Lupus could possibly effect a proper cd4 cell count ...

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... from inhalation of the organism. A chronic, cavitary pneumonia, which is clinically and radiographically indistinguishable from tuberculosis and histoplasmosis, occurs in patients who usually have severe underlying chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). And I found this, maybe could help ...

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