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March 17, 1951

PULMONARY HISTOPLASMOSIS SUMMARY OF DATA ON REPORTED CASES AND A REPORT ON TWO PATIENTS TREATED BY LOBECTOMY

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn.

From the Division of Medicine (Dr. Hodgson), the Section on Bacteriology (Dr. Weed) and the Division of Surgery (Dr. Clagett), Mayo Clinic.

JAMA. 1951;145(11):807-810. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290033007
Abstract

Until we encountered the first of the two cases to be discussed in this paper, we had not thought of pulmonary histoplasmosis as a surgical condition. Because of the tendency of this disease to disseminate, one could anticipate that only rarely would the process be sufficiently well localized in the lungs to make surgical removal advisable. Because our unusual experience with these two patients seemed to present a new aspect of the disease, we thought it should be recorded together with a review of the reports of cases of pulmonary histoplasmosis published in medical literature.

SUMMARY OF DATA ON REPORTED CASES OF HISTOPLASMOSIS  We have reviewed the reports of all the cases of histoplasmosis, regardless of the organs involved, which are recorded in the literature up to Jan. 1, 1950. In a previously published paper,1 we reviewed the reports of the cases recorded prior to January 1949. We

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