Clinical and epidemiological analysis of the incidence of histoplasmosis in the world


Lipnitsky A.V., Markin А.M., Sharov T.N., Viktorov D.V., Toporkov А.V.

Volgograd Research Anti-Plague Institute, Russian Federal Service for Surveillance of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Volgograd, Russia
The review analyzes the clinical and epidemiological data obtained in recent years on the worldwide incidence and spread of histoplasmosis, a particularly dangerous (endemic) mycosis. It describes various clinical symptoms of mycosis in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients. The authors consider difficulties in the clinical diagnosis of histoplasmosis outside the endemic regions and the need to use new molecular laboratory diagnostic methods.


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About the Autors

Prof. Anatoliу V. Lipnitsky, MD, Principal Researcher, Laboratory of Particularly Dangerous Mycoses, Volgograd Research Anti-Plague Institute, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Volgograd, Russia; e-mail:; ORCID:
Alexandr M. Markin, Cand. Med. Sci., Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Particularly Dangerous Mycoses, Laboratory of Particularly Dangerous Mycoses, Volgograd Research Anti-Plague Institute, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Volgograd, Russia; е-mail:; ORCID:
Timur N. Sharov, Cand. Med. Sci., Senior Researcher, Sector of Proteomic Analysis, Volgograd Research Anti-Plague Institute, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Volgograd, Russia; е-mail:; ORCID:
Dmitriy V. Viktorov, ВD, Associate Professor, Deputy Director for Scientific and Experimental Work, Volgograd Research Anti-Plague Institute, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Volgograd, Russia; e-mail:; ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0002-2722-7948
Andrey V. Toporkov, MD, Assistant Professor, Director, Volgograd Research Anti-Plague Institute, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Volgograd, Russia; e-mail:; ORCID: http://orcid. org/0000-0002-3449-4657

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