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Whether Weller actually had blastomycosis
Jorge Lobo's disease or keloid blastomycosis
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The clinical presentation for this patient is uncommon, and it remains unclear how she acquired blastomycosis
. She improved after initial surgery and a course of antibiotics increasing the suspicion for a bacterial pathogen.
Pneumonia is the most common manifestation of blastomycosis
. Approximately half of blastomycosis
infections can be asymptomatic; however, infection can lead to severe and fatal disease, often from respiratory failure.
Indications for fluconazole include candidiasis in nonneutropenic patients, esophageal candidiasis, maintenance therapy for cryptococcosis, mild or moderate coccidioidomycosis, sporotrichosis, and as a possible alternative for neurological disease in blastomycosis
. It is notable that fluconazole has no mould activity.
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Neutralization of TNF-[alpha] in a murine model of infection results in progressive pulmonary blastomycosis
The specificity varies between 70% and 80%; cross-reactions may occur with blastomycosis
, candidosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis.
capsulatum) , a dimorphic fungus that is commonly found in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic, and central United States.[sup] Other infectious agents, such as tuberculosis, aspergillosis, blastomycosis
, and cryptococcosis, can also produce this condition.[sup],,, Several examples of an idiopathic form of FM, perhaps due to an autoimmune process, such as Behcet's disease, retroperitoneal fibrosis, orbital pseudotumors, and Riedel's sclerosing thyroiditis, have also been described.[sup],
Death records were accessed when the ICD-10 code matched any of the following (or their subsections): aspergillosis, blastomycosis
, candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, mucormycosis, pneumocystosis, sporotrichosis, zygomycosis, and unspecified mycosis.