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Blastomycosis: a reminder of Kentucky's other fungus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1479260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although not as common as Histoplasmosis, the disease caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis is also endemic in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Greater clinical awareness of this systemic mycosis and the newer effective forms of treatment may lessen the significant morbidity and mortality of this potentially serious infection. To illustrate the varied manifestations of this illness, we contrast the presentation of an urban female with blastomycosis and atypical chest radiographic changes to the more classic features of blastomycosis described in the literature.
Authors:
R P Byrd; C L Fields; J W Dickerson; J L Skolnick; T M Roy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0023-0294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ky Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1992 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-09     Completed Date:  1993-02-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505615     Medline TA:  J Ky Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  599-603     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Biopsy
Blastomycosis / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  therapy
Chronic Disease
Female
Humans
Kentucky
Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  therapy

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