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Histoplasma capsulatum isolated from feather pillow associated with histoplasmosis in an infant.

Authors
  • CAMPBELL, C C
  • HILL, G B
  • FALGOUT, B T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Publication Date
Jun 22, 1962
Volume
136
Issue
3521
Pages
1050–1051
Identifiers
PMID: 13876006
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Feathers from an old baby pillow yielded Histoplasma capsulatum in an epidemiologic study of histoplasmosis in an infant. Efforts to exclude other possible sources of infection, including blood donor and placental transmission, were exhaustive. Although histoplasmosis has long been associated with soils in avian habitats, the feather itself has not been implicated heretofore.

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