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Blastomyces dermatitidis with large yeast forms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11300940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Yeast forms of Blastomyces dermatitidis typically range from 8 to 20 microm in largest diameter. We report a rare case of primary pulmonary blastomycosis with an unusual morphology, in which we found significant numbers of large yeast forms ranging from 30 to 35 microm in diameter. To our knowledge, this is only the second reported case of giant forms of B dermatitidis. We also review the literature and discuss the possible association of this unusual morphology with immunosuppression in general and glucocorticoid use in particular.
Z Hussain; A Martin; G A Youngberg
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-13     Completed Date:  2001-05-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  663-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pathology, PO Box 70568, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Blastomyces / cytology*,  isolation & purification
Blastomycosis / complications,  microbiology*
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Immunocompromised Host
Lung Diseases, Fungal / complications,  microbiology*
Lung Diseases, Obstructive / complications*,  drug therapy
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