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Self-limited blastomycosis: a report of thirteen cases.
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PMID:  507527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blastomycosis is not generally recognized to be a self-limited pulmonary infection. We report 13 patients with blastomycosis who followed a self-limited course. Presenting complaints were usually those of an acute pulmonary infection with fever, productive cough, and pleurtiic chest pain. The duration of symtpoms before diagnosis was usuallms were variable and not diagnostic. The blastomycin skin test and complement-fixing serologies to blastomycin were generally not helpful. In all patients the diagnosis was made by either cultural or visual identification of the organism from sputum, bronchial washings, or pleural fluid. All patients were improving both clinically and by chest roentgenograms by the time the diagnosis was reached, and thus therapy was withheld. Follow-up of these 13 patients ranged from 5 months to 8 yr (mean, 43 months), and in no instance has there been any evidence of reactivation of the illness.
L D Recht; J R Philips; M R Eckman; G A Sarosi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  120     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-28     Completed Date:  1980-01-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1109-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blastomyces / isolation & purification
Blastomycosis / diagnosis*
Complement Fixation Tests
Lung Diseases, Fungal / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Skin Tests

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