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Blastomycosis in India: report of an imported case and current status.
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PMID:  22646243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a case of disseminated blastomycosis in a female resident of Delhi, who acquired the infection during travel to the USA, which was successfully treated with oral itraconazole. In addition, we present a critical literature review, indicating that blastomycosis is endemic in India but its areas of endemicity, prevalence, and the natural habitat of the etiologic agent, remain undetermined. The diagnosis of blastomycosis was made by examination of Gomori's methenamine silver stained sections of tissue obtained from a biopsy of a subcutaneous, abdominal nodular. These studies revealed thick-walled, broad-based budding yeast cells compatible with Blastomyces dermatitidis, and consistent with the isolation of the fungus in cultures inoculated with posterior auricular lymph node aspirate. Microscopically, the isolate had thin, septate hyphae and characteristic spherical to pyriform, smooth-walled microconidia. Its identity was confirmed by conversion to its typical yeast form on pea seed agar at 37°C and by DNA sequencing of ITS and BAD 1 promoter regions.
Harbans S Randhawa; Anuradha Chowdhary; Shallu Kathuria; Pradip Roy; Deepti S Misra; Sarika Jain; Tulsi D Chugh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical mycology : official publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-2709     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815835     Medline TA:  Med Mycol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
* Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi , Delhi.
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