blastomycosis

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(blas″tō-mī-kō′sĭs)

[blasto- + mycosis]
A rare fungal infection caused by inhalation of the conidia of Blastomyces dermatitidis. This infection may produce inflammatory lesions of the skin (cutaneous form) or lungs or a generalized invasion of the skin, lungs, bones, central nervous system, kidneys, liver, and spleen.
SYN: SEE: North American blastomycosis;

TREATMENT
Treatment consists of amphotericin B, given intravenously, followed by oral itraconazole.

SYN: SEE: Gilchrist disease

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