Histoplasmosis is an infection that occurs from breathing spores of a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that occurs throughout the world. Histoplasma fungus grows as a mold in the soil. The soil that contains the droppings of bat or birds usually contains large amount of this fungus. The people with weakened immune system are usually more prone and increases the risk of being affected or reactivated with histoplasmosis. Usually people very young, old people and people affected with cancer, AIDS or organ transplant have severe symptoms. The people with chronic lung disease such as bronchiectasis or emphysema have high risk of severe pain. The common symptoms of histoplasmosis is fever, chills, cough, chest pain, red skin bumps, mouth sores etc. In some patients suffering from histoplasmosis may spread throughout the body and cause irritation and swelling in response to infection. Certain symptoms also includes chest pain from swelling in lining of heart, neck stiffness etc. The disease is usually diagnosed with biopsy of lungs, skin, liver or bone marrow. Certain blood and urine test also help in detection histoplasmosis proteins or antibodies of the fungus in body. In some cases doctors also perform Chest CT scan, Chest X-ray, Bronchoscopy etc.
The histoplasmosis treatment is segmented based on drugs used such as Amphotericin B, Itraconazole, ketoconazole and others. The main treatment for the disease includes antifungal drugs. Most of the time the disease is cured without any treatments but in some cases where the symptoms are visible for more than 1 month the doctor prescribes anti-fungal drugs. Sometimes the drugs is also administered through IV route depending upon the form or the stage of disease. In certain cases the patients are also administered with treatment for long term with antifungal drug approximately 2 to 3 years.
The global market for histoplasmosis treatment market is expected to be driven by the increasing number of aging population, increasing prevalence of AIDS or organ failure. The key drivers of the market are the increasing prevalence of cancer cases. The increasing concerns with aging health problems is expected to drive the market within the forecast period of 2017-2025. However, the cost and critical reimbursement scenarios is expected to act as challenge to the growth of this market.
The histoplasmosis treatment is classified on the basis of product, distribution channel and geography.
Based on drug, the global histoplasmosis treatment is segmented into the following:
By distribution channel, the global histoplasmosis treatment is segmented into the following:
The increasing investment by the government and public organizations to provide better healthcare quality is expected to drive the market. Based on the product histoplasmosis treatment are based on drugs used such as amphotericin B, itraconazole, Ketoconazole and others.
By distribution channel, the global histoplasmosis treatment has been segmented into hospitals pharmacies, private clinics, drug stores and retail pharmacy and E-commerce.
By regional presence, histoplasmosis treatment is segmented into five key regions viz. North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. North America will continue to dominate the histoplasmosis treatment market due to high occurrence of this disease in this area and better availability of healthcare facilities, better disposable income. Europe is expected to hold second largest market share in global histoplasmosis treatment. The increasing focus towards better healthcare system and the increasing geriatric populations, cancer cases and AIDS cases in APAC region is expected to grow the histoplasmosis treatment market in this region.
Some of the major players in global histoplasmosis treatment includes Bristol Myers Squibb, Sigma tau pharmaceuticals Inc., Three rivers pharmaceuticals llc, Astellas pharma US Inc., Abbott laboratories, Abraxis pharmaceutical products, Teva parenteral medicines Inc., X gen pharmaceuticals Inc. and others.
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