Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
Print version ISSN 0036-4665
ZANCOPE-OLIVEIRA, Rosely M. and WANKE, Bodo. Distribution of Histoplasma capsulatum var: capsulatum soil sources in Rio da Prata - Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo [online]. 1987, vol.29, n.4, pp. 243-250. ISSN 0036-4665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651987000400010.
Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum was isolated from soil of Rio da Prata, a rural area situated near the city of Rio de Janeiro. Analysis of 111 soil samples determined 8 (7.2%) contaminated foci, all of them related to chicken habitats. One infected site was enriched with both chicken and bat guano. The high frequency of isolation of the fungus from the soil in this region is similar to that observed in the endemic areas of the USA.
Keywords : Histoplasmose; Histoplasma capsulatum var; capsulatum; Fontes de infecção; Isolamento do solo; Epidemiologia.