Muscle Pain from Histoplasmosis?

Candidiasis, moulds, dermatophytes and other fungal infections.

Moderators: Radiodiagnosis Team, Primary Care Team, Cardiology Team

Forum rules
YOUR POST WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL - READ: Doctors Lounge Forum Rules and Regulations
• Use a precise title for your question otherwise it will NOT be approved.
• Do not post the same question more than once & maintain related posts in original thread.
• Do not use your real name or identifiable information - You can't edit/delete your post.
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:06 pm
Gender: Female

Muscle Pain from Histoplasmosis?

Postby missellie » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:49 pm

In September of '08 I was diagnosed with Histoplasmosis. I got it while I was living in Costa Rica from Oct. '06 to Aug. '07, and started having symptoms soon after returning. When it was finally diagnosed, I got on Itraconazole, have been on it consistently since Jan. of this year. The lung problems have gone away, but I continue to have severe muscle pain. At times it will be in my left leg/knee, then go to my left arm. Another key point I have it in is the muscles in my shoulder and upper back (i.e. the muscle that runs behind the shoulder blade). What exactly causes this pain, and what can be done to alleviate/stop it? I am seeing a pulmonary doctor, at first he didn't believe me about it, now he does, but isn't really a help. Should I be seeing an infectious disease specialist?
I am hoping I don't have to continue with this terrible pain everyday. Thank you for your time and help!

User avatar
Dr.M.jagesh kamath
Medical Doctor
Posts: 1303
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:24 am
Gender: Male

Re: Muscle Pain from Histoplasmosis?

Postby Dr.M.jagesh kamath » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:18 am

Hello,I did come across some references to muscloskeletal histoplasmosis,known but then they settle with therapy.I think you have to think of other causes if you still persist to have pain, despite therapy.Autoimmune disorders need to be ruled out too.Fibromyalgias are common and can be treated eminently with stress control and analgesics.Best wishes.
Dr.M.Jagesh kamath MBBS. Dvd Consultant dermatologist

Return to “Fungal infections”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.
We subscribe to the HONcode principles. Verify here

Privacy Statement | Terms & Conditions | Editorial Board | About us
Copyright © 2001-2016 Doctors Lounge. All rights reserved.