Scrotal abscess as an unusual presentation of blastomycosis

Faris Najdawi, Shreya Lamba, Osamah Hasan, Patricia Vidal, Ryan Dobbs

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Blastomyces dermatitidis is an environmental fungus endemic to parts of Eastern North America that notably causes pulmonary infection in humans and other animals with the potential for extrapulmonary spread, particularly in immunocompromised hosts. However, it rarely presents with genitourinary (GU) tract involvement. Herein, we present a unique case of a 37-year-old immunocompetent male with genitourinary blastomycosis with the initial presentation of a scrotal abscess.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11445-11447
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023


  • blastomycosis
  • case report
  • prostatitis
  • scrotal abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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