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Histoplasmosis

Felix Bongomin

Gulu University

Co-editor:

Rita Oladele

University of Lagos

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Histoplasma Histoplasma capsulatum Histoplasma duboisii Histoplasmosis Risk Factors Histoplasmosis and HIV/AIDS African Histoplasmosis Diagnosis Treatment Antifungals Itraconazole Voriconazole

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Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus called Histoplasma. Two main varieties affect humans, Histoplasma capsulatum and Histoplasma duboisii. Histoplasma duboisii is geographically restricted to the African continent (African Histoplasmosis). Histoplasmosis has emerged as an important opportunistic infection in patients with advanced HIV disease. Histoplasmosis is more common than tuberculosis in some regions of the world imposing unique clinical and public health challenges.

Over the years, we have seen an improvement and advances in the diagnosis and management approaches to histoplasmosis. Histoplasma antigen has been included on the World Health Organisation list of essential diagnostics. Essential antifungal agents including fluconazole, Itraconazole, voriconazole and amphotericin B are now on the WHO list of Essential Medicines. Several stakeholders including WHO, GAFFI, and others have targeted histoplasmosis as a priority disease requiring a multi-sectoral approach. This book intends to provide a comprehensive yet concise state-of-the knowledge on histoplasmosis aimed at improving the understanding of this disease and improvement in patient care.

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Date completed: October 30th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: November 20th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: January 19th 2020

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Review results due: April 8th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 7th 2020

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About the editor

Felix Bongomin

Gulu University

Dr. Bongomin trained as a medical doctor from Gulu University, Uganda before pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Mycology and Fungal Immunology from the University of Manchester, UK. After his MSc, Dr. Bongomin undertook a 2-year Clinical Research Associate role with the University of `Manchester and the UK National Aspergillosis Centre at the University Hospital of South Manchester. Dr. Bongomin has contributed to over 20 international peer-reviewed publications, 13 as a first author with over 230 citations. Dr. Bongomin currently works as a Lecturer in the department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Gulu University, Gulu, Uganda

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