Blastomycosis

Common Name(s)

Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis is a rare infection that may develop when people inhale a fungus called Blastomyces dermatitidis, a fungus that is found in moist soil, particularly where there is rotting vegetation. The fungus enters the body through the lungs, infecting them. The fungus then spreads to other areas of the body. The infection may affect the skin, bones and joints, and other areas. The disease usually affects people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV or who have had an organ transplant.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Blastomycosis" returned 121 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Blastomycosis mortality rates, United States, 1990-2010.
 

Author(s): Diana Khuu, Shira Shafir, Benjamin Bristow, Frank Sorvillo

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Nov;20(11):1789-94.

 

Blastomycosis is a potentially fatal fungal infection endemic to parts of North America. We used national multiple-cause-of-death data and census population estimates for 1990-2010 to calculate age-adjusted mortality rates and rate ratios (RRs). We modeled trends over time using Poisson ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Blastomycosis of bone: a clinicopathologic study.
 

Author(s): Richa Jain, Kamaljit Singh, Ihab Lamzabi, Aparna Harbhajanka, Paolo Gattuso, Vijaya B Reddy

Journal: Am. J. Clin. Pathol.. 2014 Nov;142(5):609-16.

 

Blastomycosis osteomyelitis is a well-known but infrequently encountered complication of infection with the dimorphic mold, Blastomyces dermatitidis. Oftentimes, the diagnosis is unsuspected, resulting in a delay in making the diagnosis. The role of intraoperative consultation in ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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Incidence and trends of blastomycosis-associated hospitalizations in the United States.
 

Author(s): Amy E Seitz, Naji Younes, Claudia A Steiner, D Rebecca Prevots

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We used the State Inpatient Databases from the United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to provide state-specific age-adjusted blastomycosis-associated hospitalization incidence throughout the entire United States. Among the 46 states studied, states within the Mississippi ...

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2014

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The terms "Blastomycosis" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The endemic mimic: blastomycosis an illness often misdiagnosed.
 

Author(s): Robert W Bradsher

Journal: Trans. Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc.. 2014 ;125():188-202; discussion 202-3.

 

One of the endemic fungi, Blastomyces dermatitidis, can cause epidemics of infection with multiple persons involved in a point source outbreak but more commonly causes sporadic cases of infection within the areas of endemicity. Blastomycosis can present as an acute pneumonia which ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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Successful treatment of osseous blastomycosis without pulmonary or disseminated disease and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Shandra R Day, David B Weiss, Kevin C Hazen, Christopher C Moore

Journal: Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Jun;79(2):242-4.

 

Blastomycosis commonly occurs following inhalation of Blastomyces dermatitidis conidia causing a pulmonary infection and can disseminate to extrapulmonary sites. Osseous involvement primarily results from hematogenous spread, but in rare cases, direct inoculation can occur. We describe ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2014

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Disseminated blastomycosis in a child with a brief review of the Indian literature.
 

Author(s): G Raghurama Rao, Betsy Lakshmi Narayan, B K Durga Prasad, A Amareswar, M Sridevi, Buchi Raju

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;79(1):92-6.

 

Disseminated blastomycosis is rare in India, particularly in the pediatric population. We discuss the clinical picture, progress and outcome of disseminated blastomycosis in a 4-year-old child. We also present a brief review of the literature focussing on the scenario of blastomycosis in India.

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2012

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Amphotericin-B and Voriconazole for Pulmonary Blastomycosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Blastomycosis

 

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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