What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma capsulatum


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How do people acquire histoplasmosis?

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1. Who would be LEAST likely to develop a serious illness from Histoplasma infections?

2. Why is Histoplasma considered dimorphic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what histoplasmosis is and who is most vulnerable against histoplasma pathogens. Students will be tested on the treatment of histoplasmosis and the symptoms of histoplasmosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and the quiz to assess your knowledge of:

  • How histoplasmosis is transmitted
  • Populations most vulnerable to histoplasma
  • Reason why histoplasma is dimorphic
  • Symptoms of histoplasmosis
  • Treatment of histoplasmosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you master the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the histoplasmosis lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the populations that are most vulnerable to histoplasma pathogens
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding how histoplasmosis is transmitted

Additional Learning

Learn more about the characteristics of a type of respiratory infection by reviewing the lesson called What is Histoplasmosis? - Infections Caused by Histoplasma Capsulatum. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the places that histoplasmosis capsulatum can commonly be found
  • Recall the characteristics of histoplasmosis capsulatum
  • Review what histoplasmosis is
  • Learn about how histoplasmosis is diagnosed and treated