Blastomycosis / North American Blastomycosis / Blastomyetic dermatitis / Gilchrist disease

Blastomycosis / North American Blastomycosis / Blastomyetic dermatitis / Gilchrist disease

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Blastomycosis / North American Blastomycosis / Blastomyetic dermatitis / Gilchrist disease

Blastomycosis (also known as "North American blastomycosis", "Blastomycetic dermatitis", and "Gilchrist's disease") is a fungal infection of humans and other animals, notably dogs and occasionally cats, caused by the organism Blastomyces dermatitidis.Endemic to portions of North America, blastomycosis causes clinical symptoms similar to histoplasmosis.The disease occurs in several endemic areas the most important of which is in eastern North America, particularly in the western and northern periphery of the Great Lakes Basin, extending eastward along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River Valley and southward in the territory spanned by the central Appalachian Mountains in the east, to the Mississippi River Valley in the west. Sporadic cases have been reported in continental Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent.


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Advanced information: medscape blastomycosis clinical practice guidelines for the management of blastomycosis: 2008 update by the infectious diseases society of america by stanley w. chapman et al., idsa guidelines for blastomycosis • cid 2008:46 (15 june) tom volk's fungus of the month for january 2001 blastomycosis dermnet nz blastomycosis nord blastomycosis britannica blastomycosis mycology online blastomycosis radiopedia blastomycosis family practice note book blastomycosis clinical and laboratory update on blastomycosis by michael saccente and gail l. woods clinical microbiology reviews, apr. 2010, p. 367–381 doi:10.1128/cmr.00056-09 pathology skin-nontumor / clinical dermatology infectious disorders fungi - north american blastomycosis dovemed blastomycosis histo pathology blastomycosis clinicians breif azole therapy for blastomycosis practice guidelines for the management of patients with blastomycosis by stanley w. chapman et al., clinical infectious diseases 2000;30:679–83


Research: treating rare fungal infections: cutaneous blastomycosis issue number: volume 21 - issue 5 - may 2013 author: lauren barnes et al., case report:a case of disseminated blastomycosis presenting as intramuscular abscess by siddhartha g. kapnadak et al., respiratory medicine cme volume 4, issue 1, 2011, pages 9–11 doi:10.1016/j.rmedc.2010.01.008 clinical practice guidelines for the management of blastomycosis: 2008 update by the infectious diseases society of america by stanley w. chapman et al., clin infect dis. (2008) 46 (12):1801-1812.doi: 10.1086/588300 jeannina a. smith and carol a. kauffman "blastomycosis", proceedings of the american thoracic society, vol. 7, no. 3 (2010), pp. 173-180. imaging manifestations of blastomycosis: a pulmonary infection with potential dissemination by wayne fang, md, lacey washington, md, and nidhi kumar, md et al., may-june 2007 volume 27, issue 3 doi: blastomycosis and pregnancy: an unusual postpartum disease course by surprenant d. et al., case rep dermatol 2015;7:107-112
(doi:10.1159/000431033) unusual osseous presentation of blastomycosis in an immigrant child: a challenge for european pediatricians by margherita codifava et al, italian journal of pediatrics201238:69 doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-69 case reports in medicine
volume 2014 (2014), article id 514382, 5 pages case report:rapid progression of pulmonary blastomycosis in an untreated patient of chronic lymphocytic leukemia by pralay k. sarkar et al

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kochar ps, lath co, klein ap, ulmer jl. multimodality imaging in cranial blastomycosis, a great mimicker: case-based illustration with review of clinical and imaging findings. indian j radiol imaging [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 may 18];26:120-5. available from:

rao g r, narayan bl, durga prasad b k, amareswar a, sridevi m, raju b. disseminated blastomycosis in a child with a brief review of the indian literature. indian j dermatol venereol leprol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2016 may 18];79:92-6. available from: canadian journal of infectious diseases and medical microbiology volume 21 (2010), issue 1, pages 53-56 case report:blastomycosis presenting as multiple splenic abscesses: case report and review of the literature by sami al-nassar et al., infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology volume 2007 (2007), article id 89059, 3 pages case report:blastomyces antigen detection for monitoring progression of blastomycosis in a pregnant adolescent by megan tarr et al,


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