Winter Williams

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Histoplasmosis I. What every physician needs to know. Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum (H. capsulatum) and has a broad clinical spectrum ranging from asymptomatic infection to fulminant, potentially fatal disease. A dimorphic fungus, H. capsulatum, is found in soil with highest concentrations in bird and bat droppings; thus activities such as…

Liver Abscess

Liver Abscess I. What every physician needs to know. Liver abscesses can be broadly categorized by causative factor into those that are amebic or pyogenic, with important diagnostic and treatment implications for each. Pyogenic abscesses are most common and occur either by local spread from intraabdominal infection or by hematogenous spread, typically from Klebsiella lung…

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