Fever, progressive nonproductive cough, and headache

Evan J. Anderson*, Perry M. Stevens, Frank H. Miller, Gary A. Noskin

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Abstract

Blastomyces dermatitidis is a dimorphic endemic fungus. Humans most commonly develop pulmonary disease, less frequently bone and skin disease. Pulmonary disease usually manifest radiographically as air-space consolidations or as a masslike lesion frequently with irregular margins or satellite lesions. Blastomycosis infection of the central nervous system involvement occurs rarely but may present as either a mass lesion or with imaging findings consistent with meningitis. Amphotericin B is the treatment of choice for life-threatening and central nervous system disease. Itraconazole can be used for infections that are not life-threatening.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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